U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

Rwanda Defense Force Army Capt. Edouard Turatsinze, Ministry of Defense Public Relations and Communications officer, reads from a list of essential tasks for Civil-Military Cooperation officers Feb. 3, 2016, at Rwanda Defense Force headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda. During conversations and breakout sessions the civil affairs and RDF explored the use of essential tasks and supporting tasks as means of identifying needed skills for proficient CIMIC personnel prior to peacekeeping and regional security organization deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Rwanda Defense Force Army Capt. Edouard Turatsinze, Ministry of Defense Public Relations and Communications officer, reads from a list of essential tasks for Civil-Military Cooperation officers Feb. 3, 2016, at Rwanda Defense Force headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda. During conversations and breakout sessions the civil affairs and RDF explored the use of essential tasks and supporting tasks as means of identifying needed skills for proficient CIMIC personnel prior to peacekeeping and regional security organization deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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