by Lance Cpl. Joshua Young I MEF
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - I Marine Expeditionary Force is immersing Marines in Afghan culture before they deploy to Afghanistan.
The Adviser Training Cell uses Afghan role-players to conduct situation awareness training for units preparing to deploy to Afghanistan to train Afghan national security forces.
The role-players simulate scenarios Marines may face during their deployment.
“When we go in country, we are going to teach their non-commissioned officers,” said Cpl. Alexander M. Peters, 25, an adviser with the Police Advisory Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. “We want to make sure that everyone knows their jobs.”