And they get to learn from the best...
A large group of Army Reserve Soldiers from Fort Carson loaded a transport plane this morning bound for Iraq, but this is not a usual deployment.
This select group of officers and non commissioned officers will be the first group whose sole purpose is to help the Iraqis stand on their own two feet by building a secure military.
Right now in Iraq, local people get together to protect their village, so you have groups of untrained, but heavily armed militia roaming Iraq.
But the mission of the soliders from Fort Carson is to train a national army to protect the entire country and national interests.