22 Jan Luxembourg funds have enabled the printing of 1,700 manuals
In januari 2016 a doctrine development center («Centre Interarmées de Doctrine») was created inside the MaAF. Since then a lot a work has been achieved to develop malian military doctrine documents in close cooperation with EUTM. In june 2016, the first doctrine manuals on were handed to the General Chief of Staff of the armies (CEMGA) Malian by CID with the support of EUTM.
Today (20 Jan 2017), a second series of manuels will be officialy handed over. Those manuels are issued from the on-going work of the CID since its creation, in cooperation with the Malian Army Staff (EMAT), the Malian Airforce Staff (EMAA) and EUTM.
It is important that all the Malian Armed Forces staffs take part to this process of doctrine development by interacting with the CID in order to create common procedures that will lead to a better operationnality of the Malian armed forces. These interaction will take place trough a realistic operationnal cycle that will leave room to a regular training based on a malian reality based doctrine. Luxembourg funds have enabled the printing of 1,700 operational and tactical manuals.
Doctrine should not be freezed once it is written but should live and be inspired by operationnal and tactical learnings through an harmonious and virtuous cycle of experience feedbaks. This continuous cycle should link doctrine, education and operations by a system of feedbacks that will allow to ectract fron the terrain reality the necessary learnings to improve the training of the Malian Armed Forces.
The work already achieved by Colonel Major Sitapha TRAORE at the head of the CID prove us that we can have confidence in the future of this center. But the work is not over. The Interarmy doctrine Centre (CID), due to its significance in the improvement cycle of the MaAF ought to be enlarged. This in order to be able to achieve the among of work that needs to be achieved in the national frame or in the multinaional frame of the G5 SAHEL Joint Force.
EUTM will keep providing its expertise to the development of the CID through it to the doctrine and procedures of the MaAF and the G5 SAHEL Joint Force.