Five Georgian battalions have been already trained under the Georgian Defense Readiness Program (GDRP-T).
Successful completion of the 5th rotation by the 41st Battalion of the Defense Forces was marked by a solemn ceremony at the Combat Training Center. Acting Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Dzneladze and the US Defense Attaché to Georgia Colonel Stephanie Begley congratulated the personnel on completing the GDRP.
They addressed the military and highlighted importance of the program. Georgian and American observer-controllers were awarded service medals General Kvinitadze and Giorgi Antsukhelidze for their contribution in the preparation of the Battalion.
As part of the Georgian Defense Readiness Program (GDRP-T), Georgian and US instructors trained the 41st Battalion of the Defense Forces for three months. The unit was prepared in day and night conditions, at the command and battalion level in the environment close to the actual combat conditions.
The servicemen mastered the rules of conducting command post operations as well as defensive and offensive operations.
The major part of the exercise was dedicated to the principles of mission command. Next time, the 23rd Light Infantry Battalion will undergo training under GDRP-T.