Actions Needed to Further Improve the Consistency of Combat Skills Training Provided to Army and Marine Corps Support Forces

Pickup, Sharon L.
April 2010
GAO Reports;4/16/2010, preceding p1
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The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the distinction between front lines and support forces in conventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan. It states that support forces are sometimes exposed to hostile fire without help from armed units. It notes that army and marine corps support forces undergo combat skills training but Central Command should clarify training requirements and ensure training tasks be completed before deployment.


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