Skip to comments.Iraqi Security Force Update July 2011
Posted on 07/02/2011 1:35:50 PM PDT by DJ Elliott
This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during June 2011. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 30 June 2011. Highlights in this update include:
* Golden Lions are now a battalion-sized force.
* 5th Division mechanizing; The first 2 divisional artillery battalions may have been identified receiving M198 training; The fifth cycle of battalion training in external defense has completed; 14th Divisions logistics force may be reorganizing.
* Oil-for-Aircraft deal for Korean jet trainers?; 4 Mi-171s received; Contract for maintenance and support may be made through US FMS.
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Quiet month for this reporting...
Yes, thank you.
2/82 Abn Bde took over in Anbar. I suspect they are to train 1st IA Div in Airborne but, no reporting yet. 3/82 was to start that a year ago but, was delayed.
2/1 Cav Bde took over in Diyala and will be training 5th IA Div in its mechanization.
1/1 Cav Bde just cased colors and is probably replacing 3ACR - 8th IA Div is also a candidate for mechanizing.
There are still enough US BCTs alerted to maintain 5 BCTs through next summer...
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