Iraqi Training Brigade (ITB)
The Iraqi Training Brigade (ITB) is composed of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Iraqi Training Battalions.
By the beginning of 2005, training for new recruits took a total of 9 weeks and was usually conducted at the Iraqi Training Brigade in Kirkush. The Iraqi Army's basic training system had been expanded during the first quarter of 2006 and consolidated under the command of the Iraqi Training Brigade, which was to consist of 3 Iraqi Training Battalions. Two Iraqi Training Battalions were already operational at that point at the Kirkush Military Training Base (KMTB). The third battalion was partially formed and was conducting training at An-Numaniyah.
By March 2007, the 3 Iraqi Training Battalions were formed and fully operational. These battalions allowed the Iraqis to train soldiers, independent of Coalition support, in sufficient quantities for force generation and replacement needs. New recruits attended a 13-week program of basic instruction. Upon graduation, soldiers received additional training specific to their military occupation. Depending on their military skill, the length of training ranged from 3 to 7 weeks.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|