MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –
Armed by twelve formations of the Army, the SGMAT ensures the daily operational technical availability (DTO) of the Force Command Reserve materials in South Lebanon.
The four sections of the SGMAT work together to support all the French contingent’s fleets, with the objective of allowing the various units of the Force Commander Reserve (FCR) to have their equipment available anywhere and anytime, while ensuring the various demands for repairs that must be implemented throughout southern Lebanon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the evening, after hours of service, the soldiers of Daman have the opportunity to play sports in one of three dedicated places: gym, dojo or football field.
As a unit in its own right, the SGMAT contributes to the influence of the RCF by organizing partnerships with the Lebanese Armed Forces (FAL). These joint trainings aim to deepen pilots’ knowledge in the field of maintenance and to train workshop managers in the multi-technical field. Staff Sergeant Paul, who is responsible for one of the training sessions, was pleased with the work and progress of his Lebanese partners while Lieutenant Victorian highlighted the difficulty of making classes attractive when no one speaks the same language. The SGMAT also goes closer to the population by organizing weekly, with children, francophone activities in a cultural center near the camp.
Present since 1978 in Lebanon, France is one of the main contributors of UNIFIL, with nearly 900 soldiers permanently deployed as part of Operation Daman. The vast majority of them are armed with the RCF, which is directly under the command of the commander-in-chief of UNIFIL, and is in a position to act for the benefit of all the troops deployed throughout the area of action, as part of of resolution 1701. The naval aspect of this mission includes permanently several frigates deployed in force constituted (Task Force 448). Their mission: to monitor Lebanon’s maritime approaches and prevent the introduction of weapons by sea.
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