Actions Needed to Further Improve the Consistency of Combat Skills Training Provided to the Army and Marine Corps Support Forces : Report to Congressional CommitteesPrinted Ephemera - 2010
In conventional warfare, support forces such as military police, engineers, and medical personnel normally operate behind the front lines of a battlefield. But in Iraq and Afghanistan-- both in U.S. Central Command's (CENTCOM) area of responsibility-- there is no clear distinction between front lines and rear areas, and support forces are sometimes exposed to hostile fire without help from combat arms units. The House report to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010 directed GAO to report on combat skills training for support forces. GAO assessed the extent to which (1) Army and Marine Corps support forces are completing required combat skills training; (2) the services and CENTCOM have information to validate completion of required training; and (3) the services have used lessons learned to adjust combat skills training for support forces.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 
Branch Call Number: GA 1.13:GAO-10-465
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ii, 38 pages) : illustrations