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Title: MTT CALL-UP MESSAGE FOR SIGNAL PLT MTT

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SUBJECT: MTT CALL-UP MESSAGE FOR SIGNAL PLT MTT 
 
 
¶1. MOBILE TRAINING TEAM REQUEST: 
¶A. SIGNAL PLATOON ESTABLISHMENT FUNDED BY FMF CASE AM-B-UAA 
¶B. TEAM COMPOSITION: AT LEAST 2 OFFICERS AND 2 NCOS WITH EXTENSIVE 
TRAINING BACKGROUND IN SIGNAL PLATOON/COMPANY OPERATIONS/SUPPORT TO 
BATTALION OPERATIONS. 1 CURRENT OR FORMER OFFICER SHOULD HAVE 
COMPANY/PLATOON COMMAND EXPERIENCE. THE REMAINING MEMBERS SHOULD 
HAVE PLATOON OR HIGHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE. 
¶C. TYPE OF CLEARANCE: UNCLASSIFIED 
¶D. DURATION: 14-25 DAYS 
¶E. TEAM RESTRICTIONS: N/A 
¶F. MISSION: ESTABLISH, TRAIN, AND ORGANIZE THE 12TH PEACEKEEPING 
BATTALION"S  SIGNAL PLATOON. BE PREPARED TO TRAIN AND TEACH PLATOON 
LEADERSHIP TO INCLUDE MID-RANGE OFFICERS, SENIOR ENLISTED AND LOWER 
ENLISTED SOLDIERS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE IN SIGNAL OPERATIONS, BUT 
WITH UNFAMIARALITY WITH US SIGANL OPERATIONS. BE PREPARED TO 
ORGANIZE THE UNIT INTO EFFECTIVE AND NATO INTEROPERABLE ORGANIZATION 
THAT IS PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE BATTALION"S NATO INTEROPERABLE 
INFANTRY COMPANY TEAMS AND THE OTHER COMBAT AND COMBAT SUPPORT 
ELEMENTS OF THE BATTALION DURING DEPLOYMENTS TO OIF, KOSOVO, OR 
ISAF. 
¶G. TRAINING GOALS: TO TRAIN THE ARMENIAN 12TH BATTALION'S SIGNAL 
PLATOON TO OPERATE AS AN EFFECTIVE US/NATO INTEROPERABLE UNIT. TO 
TRAIN THE SIGNAL PLATOON TO INTEGRATE WITH THE BATTALION AND OTHER 
UNITS DURING OPERATIONS. MTT WILL ASSIST IN THE INITIAL STRUCTURING 
OF THE SIGNAL PLATOON. TRAINING SHOULD BUILD UPON EACH WEEKS 
INSTRUCTION TO CULMINATE IN AN FTX WITH ALL ASSIGNED EQUIPMENT TO 
DEMONSTRATE ARMENIAN IMPLEMENTATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MTT 
INSTRUCTION. A COMMON THEME DURING MTT INSTRUCTION SHOULD ALO BE ON 
THE NECESSITY TO DEPEND ON THE NCO CORPS THAT IS STILL IN ITS 
INFANCY IN ARMENIA. 
      THIS MTT SHOULD ALSO TRAIN THE SIGNAL PLATOON IN HOW TO 
FUNCTION TOGETHER WITH THE BATTALION STAFF AND OTHER BATTALION 
ASSETS TO SUPPORT, PLAN AND COORDINATE FOR COMPANY TEAM OR BATTALION 
OPERATIONS AS PART OF A US/NATO BATTALION OR BRIGADE. THIS SUBJECT 
IS CRITICAL IN CREATING AN ARMENIAN STABILITY FORCE CAPABLE OF 
PLANNING, CONDUCTING, AND SUSTAINING STABILITY OPERATIONS AT THE 
COMPANY TEAM AND BATTALION LEVEL. BATTALION LEVEL AND HIGHER OPS ARE 
ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN THE GWOT. 
¶H. PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED: 12TH BATTALION SIGNAL PLATOON - 30 
OFFICERS, NCOS, AND SOLDIERS. 
¶I. SUMMARY OF HOST COUNTRY CAPABILITIES: THE 12TH PEACEKEEPING BN 
HAS BEEN DESIGNATED ARMENIAN'S PREMIER PEACEKEEPING AND NATO 
INTEROPERABLE UNIT AND HAS BEEN DECLARED TO NATO BY THE ARM MOD AS 
SUCH A UNIT. ALL MEMBERS OF THE 12TH PK BN ARE 
VOLUNTEERS-PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS AND ALL SOLDIERS NEWLY ASSIGNED TO 
THE UNIT HAVE AT LEAST SERVED TWO YEARS OF CONSRIPTED SERVICE IN THE 
ARMENIAN ARMY. A NUMBER OF THE 12TH PK TROOPS HAVE SERVIED ON PK 
MISSION IN KOSOVO OR IRAQ AND HAVE BROUGHT BACK THAT EXPERIENCE WITH 
THEM TO THE BATTALION. ABOUT 20 OF THE 300 PERSONNEL SPEAK ENGLISH, 
WITH A NUMBER OF THE STAFF OFFICERS SPEAKING ENGLISH, AND HAVING 
ATTENDED MILITARY COURSES IN THE US. THE ARMENIAN MILITARY IS BASED 
ON THE SOVIET MILITARY SYSTEM, WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF MID-LEVEL AND 
SENIOR OFFICERS HAVING ATTENDED MILITARY COURSES IN RUSSIA, WHICH 
INDICATES THAT THEY HAVE NO WESTERN STYLE NCO CORPS OR DOCTRINAL 
UNDERSTANDING OF IT, AND THAT THE LOGISITCS, PERSONNEL, AND MEDICAL 
SYSTEMS ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE WESTERN EQUIVELENT SYSTEMS. 
HOWEVER, ARMENIAN TROOPS DEMONSTRATE A HIGH LEVEL OF 
PROFESSIONALISM, PRIDE, AND CAPABILITY. THE MOD RELIES HEAVILY ON US 
TRAINED OFFICERS TO BRING THEIR KNOWLEDGE BACK TO THE UNIT AND 
TRANSFER IT TI VIABLE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THEIR UNITS. REGARDLESS, 
THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF SOLDIERS IN THE ARMENIAN ARMY IS GREATLY 
LOWER THAN THEIR AMERICAN COUNTER-PARTS INREGARDS TO EQUIPPING AND 
DAY TO DAY LIVING. 
¶J. EQUIPMENT ON WHICH TRAINING IS TO BE CONDUCTED AND AVAILABILITY: 
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING OF THE BATTALION, PRACTICAL BN 
EXERCISES ON MAPBOARDS AND IN THE FIELD. COMPUTERS MAY BE AVAILABLE 
BUT HIGHLY RECOMMEND BRINGING LAPTOPS TO SUPPORT TRAINING. THE 12TH 
PK BN IS BEING FULLY EQUIPPED WITH US UNIFORMS, FIELD EQUIPMENT AND 
MISSION ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT DURING THE LATE SPRING OF 2007. THE UNIT 
IS ARMED WITH SOVIET WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION INCLUDING AK-47, PKM, 
RPK, AND 82MM MORTARS. THE US PROVIDED HARRIS RADIOS FOR 
COMMUNICATIONS AND A FULLY EQUIPPED BATTAION TACTICAL OPERATIONS 
CENTER (TOC) FOR FIELD OPERATIONS. BATTALIONS CONSIST OF THREE LINE 
COMPANIES AND A HQ COMPANY, WITH MORTAR AND SCOUT PLATOONS, PLUS 
ADDITONAL BATTALION SUPPORT ASSETS SUCH AS MP, AT, AND SIGNAL 
PLATOONS AS WELL AS A CIVIL AFFAIRS SECTION ON THE BATTALION STAFF. 
 
¶K. AVAILABILITY OF TOOLS AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT: ALL CLASSROON 
EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE MOD AND AMNUEVER SPACE WILL BE 
COORDINATED FOR SETTING UP AND USING THE TOC IN FIELD CONDITIONS FOR 
THE FINAL FTX. 
¶L. AVAILABILITY OF TRAINING AIDS: HOST NATION WILL PROVIDE THE 
FOLLOWING: 
(1) A LARGE, WELL-LIGHTED CLASSROOMS 
(2) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT WHERE POSSIBLE 
(3) ACCESS TO A TRAINING FACILITY FOR SIGNAL PLT FTX 
¶M. INTERPRETER SUPPORT: 12TH BN OR MOD WILL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION 
SUPPORT OR INTERPETERS MAY HAVE TO BE CONTRACTED. 
¶N. TRAINING LOCATIONS: 12TH PK BN BASE, AND A LOCAL TRAINING AREA 
¶O. DESIRED IN-COUNTRY ARRIVAL DATE: JUNE 2007 
¶P. QUARTER: THIRD, FY07 
¶Q. UNIFORM AND CLOTHING: FIELD UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT 
CIVILIAN CASUAL-OFF-DUTY 
¶R. COUNTRY TEAM APPROVAL: YES 
¶S. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
(1) ALL MOBILE TRAINING TEAM PERSONNEL WILL RESIDE AT A LOCAL HOTEL 
(CONGRESS, GOLDEN TULIP, OR MARRIOTT) 
(2) ALL MOBILE TRAINING TEAM PERSONNEL ARE SUBJECT TO THE TRAVEL 
RESTRICTIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE COMBATANT COMMANDER EUCOM TRAVEL 
RESTRICTIONS LETTER (NO TRAVEL PERMITTED TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH OR 
IRAN). 
(4) ODC REQUIRES FEED BACK AS TO WHETHER MORE TIME SHOULD BE 
REQUIRED AND AS TO WHETHER MORE OR LESS PERSONNEL WOULD BE 
REQUIRED. 
(5) MTT SHOULD BRING OR SEND AHEAD REQUIRED US TRAINING MANUALS. IF 
RUSSIAN TRANSLATED MANUALS CAN BE ACQUIRED THEY SHOULD BE SENT IN 
ORDER TO BE COPIED AND DISTRIBUTED. 
(6) DO NOT COORDINATE TRAVEL ROUTE TO ARMENIA TO TRANSIT RUSSIA OR 
BELORUSSIA.  TRANSIT ONLY WESTERN AND OR NATO COUNTRIES. 
(7) THIS WILL BE FUNDED FROM AM-B-UAA - FMF ACCOUNT. 
¶T. ODC POC: LTC DOUG PETERSON, COMM +374-10-494665, EMAIL: 
PETERSOND@STATE.GOV, AND MRS. ARAKSYA ABRAHAMYAN, COMM 
+374-10-494334, EMAIL: ABRAHAMYANA@STATE.GOV OR MOVSISYANA@STATE.GOV 
. FAX +374-10-464736 
ODC YEREVAN, 7020 YEREVAN PL, WASHINGTON 
DC 20521-7020 
 
GODFREY