Advising Indigenous Forces by Robert D. Ramsey III

Combat Studies Institute Occasional Paper (OP) 18: Among the key points Mr. Ramsey makes are the need for US advisors to have extensive language and cultural training, the lesser importance for them of technical and tactical skills training, and the need to adapt US organizational concepts, training techniques, and tactics to local conditions. Accordingly, he also notes the great importance of the host nation’s leadership buying into and actively supporting the development of a performance-based selection, training, and promotion system.
Advice for Advisors: Suggestions and Observations from Lawrence to the Present CSI Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Occasional Paper (OP) 19

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