(Photo by NTM-I).
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Allied Command Operations
November 10, 201
NTM-I unveils English Language Training Program
AR RUSTAMIYAH: The NATO Training Mission – Iraq began its English Language
Training Program Nov. 1 at the Iraqi Military Academy in Ar Rustamiyah (IMAR).
The course, taught by more than 100 U.S. Department of Defense and contracted
instructors, will prepare Iraqi Security Forces for specialized training in
fields requiring proficiency in English, such as aviation.
Maj. Gen. Claudio Angelelli, NTM-I deputy commander, stressed the importance of
the program to the first seven instructors Oct. 27.
"With your help, Iraq will become more established in the international
community,” said General Angelelli
"We are happy to see that everything here is prepared for the fruitful work, and
we are looking forward to begin our mission,” said Mr. Troy Brousso, English
Initially, U.S. contractors will teach the course while Iraqi instructors
complete instructor training. After, the Iraqi instructors will co-teach with
the contractors until a future date when the Iraqis will assume complete
responsibility for the English language program.