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Deployment lessons learned

Deployment – Lessons Learned

Steve Henly

English Teacher

Swedish National Defence College

Stockholm


Deployment lessons learned

NATO Training Mission - Iraq


Deployment lessons learned

HMS Iron Duke


Disclaimer

Disclaimer

“does not necessarily reflect the views of any of the organisations I mention during my presentation”


Deployment lessons learned1

Deployment – Lessons Learned

Background

NATO Training Mission – Iraq

Royal Navy interpreter – Arabian Gulf

Personal reflections

Lessons learned


Background

Background

18 years British Army to 1993 – Royal Engineers

1997 – moved to Sweden

2004 – Swedish National Defence College

2007 – Heard about Full Time Reserve Service opportunity

2008 – 2011 Three years ’back in uniform’


July 2008 july 2011 what should have happened

July 2008-July 2011What should have happened*…

* does not include time for pre-deployment training/leave


July 2008 july 2011 what actually happened

July 2008-July 2011What actually happened*…

* does not include time for pre-deployment training/leave


Deployment lessons learned

NATO Training Mission - Iraq

COM

Also DCG USF-I (A&T)

DCOM

COS

TRAINING & EDUCATION

OPERATIONS CENTRES

FEDERAL POLICE TRAINING

APPROX 170 PERSONNEL


Deployment lessons learned

TRAINING & EDUCATION (NCOs) – TAJI

TRAINING & EDUCATION (OFFICERS)

FEDERAL POLICE TRAINING

HQ &

OPERATIONS CENTRES


Deployment lessons learned

NATO Training Mission - Iraq


Deployment lessons learned

Officer Education Training and Advisory Branch (OETAB)

National Defence

University

War

College

Defence

Strategic

Studies Institute

National

Defence

College

Advisory Team

Ar Rustamiyah

Doctrine

Coord

Defence

Language

Institute

Joint Staff

& Command

College

Iraqi

Military

Academy


Deployment lessons learned

What did I do?

  • Advice to Dean DLI-I

  • Liaison with USF-I and other agencies

  • Support to English Language Mentor at Iraqi Military Academy

  • Support to teacher training/teachers

  • Teaching

  • Staff Work


Deployment lessons learned

Limited achievement – why?

  • Four Deans

  • Political uncertainty – decision-making paralysis

  • Fragmented command in NDU – lack of influence

  • Low priority for language training

  • Lack of resources

  • Successes – German and Italian links, materials for Military Academy


Deployment lessons learned

Lessons learned – NTM-I

  • Proficiency in English language essential in NATO HQ

  • Cultural awareness – host nation/other NATO countries/other services

  • Language training must be supported by the chain of command


July 2008 july 2011 what actually happened1

July 2008-July 2011What actually happened*…

* does not include time for pre-deployment training/leave


Deployment lessons learned

Combined Maritime Forces

Also COM US Naval Forces CENTCOM and US 5th Fleet

COM

HQ - Bahrain

Also COM UKMCC

DCOM

CTF 150

CTF 152

CTF 151

25 nation coalition – 30+ ships


Deployment lessons learned

Combined Maritime Forces


Deployment lessons learned

HMSs Cumberland & Iron Duke


Deployment lessons learned

HMSs Cumberland & Iron Duke

  • Wider Regional Engagement (WRE)

  • Exercises and training

  • MSP in support of CMF (CTFs 150 & 152)


Deployment lessons learned

Wider Regional Engagement


Deployment lessons learned

Exercises and Training


Deployment lessons learned

Maritime Security Patrols


Deployment lessons learned

Maritime Security Patrols

  • Boarding Teams

  • Boarding

  • Alongside Assurance Visits (AAVs)


Deployment lessons learned

Boarding Teams


Deployment lessons learned

Boarding Teams


Deployment lessons learned

Sully


Deployment lessons learned

Lessons learned – UKMCC

  • Identify the right language

  • Look within for expertise

  • Passage of information – Defence Operational Language Support Unit (DOLSU) – PJHQ – UKMCC


Deployment lessons learned

Personal Reflections - Places


Deployment lessons learned

Personal Reflections - People


Deployment lessons learned

Personal Reflections - People


Deployment lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Proficiency in English language essential in NATO HQs


Deployment lessons learned

YOUR STUDENTS


Deployment lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Proficiency in English language essential in NATO HQs

  • Cultural awareness – host nation/partner nations/other services

  • Language training must be supported by the chain of command

  • Identify the right language

  • Look within for expertise

  • Passage of information


Deployment lessons learned

YOUR STUDENTS

  • That’s all!

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