MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –
For five days, a specialized paramedic and a nurse from the Monsabert Task Force supervised a combat first aid course conducted by Iraqi instructors at the 6th Iraqi Division Medical Center. This week of training followed the two previous ones during which the French team had upgraded the Iraqi instructors. The aim was therefore to advise them in their role as trainers.
During the first two weeks, Master Corporal Ludovic and Staff Sergeant Natanael detailed the composition and use of the first aid kits, to then recall the various situations that the combatant may be confronted with in operation, by teaching gestures the most suitable to perform when taking charge of a combat casualty.
During the third week, the two French instructors placed themselves in a position of advisers, leaving the Iraqi trainers to act. After each session, the executives analyzed the course. It’s a special moment where everyone can come back to things to improve. “It’s first about understanding their methods to provide appropriate advice. The Iraqi army does not have, for example, no staffing kits, so the soldiers have a different approach to caring for the wounded, “explains Master Corporal Ludovic.
The Iraqi sergeant Walid is passionate about his profession of military nurse that he exercises since 17 years. He has had many combat engagements that make him an experienced NCO. “If the purpose of care is the same, our methods are different. We are used to acting without equipment, improvising with what we have on hand. I like working with the French because we are learning new techniques that improve the care of the injured to be more effective. It’s very useful, “he says. Concrete cases at the end of the internship, with scenarios in conditions that are closest to real life, make it possible to test trainees’ achievements. The internship concluded with a graduation and delivery of first aid materials provided by the coalition.
Launched since 19 September 2014, the Chammal operation represents the French participation in the OIR (Operation Inherent Resolve) and today mobilizes nearly 1,100 soldiers. At the request of the Iraqi government and in coordination with France’s allies present in the region, Operation Chammal is based on two complementary pillars: a “training” pillar for Iraqi national security units and a “support” pillar. to support the action of local forces engaged on the ground against Daesh and to strike the military capabilities of the terrorist group.
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