MOUNTAIN VIPER: Training the Tip of the Spear

Darack, Ed
November 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 133 Issue 11, p46
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the training given to U.S. marine troops deployed at Afghanistan. In this regard, it mentions an organization called the Embedded Training Team (ETT), which trains, advises, and mentors the troops. According to Colonel Jeff Haynes, the G-3 of the 3rd Marine Division is where all ETTs originate from. Further, the article informs and introspects the various other training centers in the U.S. which include the Mountain Warfare Training Center and others.


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