BAGHDAD, Iraq – Oil Police students conduct a
"Handover-Takeover” Ceremony between 2nd and
3rd Oil Police courses at Camp Dublin Feb 10.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) conducted a graduation ceremony for 136 Iraqi policemen who completed the second Oil Police training course at Camp Dublin Feb. 10.
Distinguished guests in attendance included the NTM-I Deputy Commander, Italian Army Maj. Gen. Claudio Angelelli; Italian Military Attaché Col. Giovanni Marchese; Iraqi Federal Police Commander, staff Lt. Gen. Hussein Jassem Mohammed Al Awadi; Iraqi Federal Police Academy Commander, Maj. Gen. Muntadhur; and Iraqi Oil Police Commander, Maj. Gen. Hamid,.
This intensive seven-week police training course, taught by
NTM-I's Italian Carabinieri, was designed to provide training for the Iraqi Oil Police. Some of the main topics covered in the specialized course include land navigation, topography, oil infrastructure technology and anti counterfeiting.
"Iraq's Oil Police forces have a very important mission to protect key, critical economic infrastructure as your country builds its democracy and rebuilds its economy” Angelelli said. "Your behaviour, your courage and your willingness to be trustworthy for the Iraqi people will be a strong insurance for the future, and a strong example to follow, to set up a good, democratic and reliable society.
"Your country, and the people of Iraq, are counting on you to serve them by providing the necessary protection to the oil infrastructure that will ultimately bring economic prosperity to your country” Angelelli said.