Commander NATO Training Mission –Iraq visits SHAPE

MONS, Belgium — The Commander of NATO’s Training Mission in Iraq, Lieutenant General Michael D. Barbero, visited the Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Operations here, April 6.

Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, who has commanded NTM-I since October 2009, met with Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir John McColl to discuss the current status and future of NTM-I.  The topics of the meeting included the out-of-country training requirement for the Iraqi Security Forces as well as in-country training for the Iraqi Federal Police and Iraqi Border Security Force in 2011.

The NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) was established Aug. 14, 2004 at the request of the interim Iraqi government to provide distinct training, assistance with equipping, and technical assistance to the Iraqi Security Forces in order to help Iraq develop an effective, democratically led and enduring security sector. Thirteen nations currently contribute personnel to the NTM-I mission and 20 contribute with equipment, financial contributions and nationally hosted training opportunities.

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