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Deployment – Lessons Learned. Steve Henly English Teacher Swedish National Defence College Stockholm. NATO Training Mission - Iraq. HMS Iron Duke. Disclaimer. “does not necessarily reflect the views of any of the organisations I mention during my presentation”.

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deployment lessons learned
Deployment – Lessons Learned

Steve Henly

English Teacher

Swedish National Defence College

Stockholm

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

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NATO Training Mission - Iraq

COM

Also DCG USF-I (A&T)

DCOM

COS

TRAINING & EDUCATION

OPERATIONS CENTRES

FEDERAL POLICE TRAINING

APPROX 170 PERSONNEL

slide10
TRAINING & EDUCATION (NCOs) – TAJI

TRAINING & EDUCATION (OFFICERS)

FEDERAL POLICE TRAINING

HQ &

OPERATIONS CENTRES

slide12
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

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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
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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
slide16
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

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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

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HMSs Cumberland & Iron Duke
  • Wider Regional Engagement (WRE)
  • Exercises and training
  • MSP in support of CMF (CTFs 150 & 152)
slide25
Maritime Security Patrols
  • Boarding Teams
  • Boarding
  • Alongside Assurance Visits (AAVs)
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Lessons learned – UKMCC
  • Identify the right language
  • Look within for expertise
  • Passage of information – Defence Operational Language Support Unit (DOLSU) – PJHQ – UKMCC
slide33
Lessons Learned
  • Proficiency in English language essential in NATO HQs
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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
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YOUR STUDENTS
  • That’s all!
  • Any questions?
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