06 Mar INCREASING WEAPONS HANDLING EFFICIENCY
EUTM Mali conducted a Combat Shooting Instructors Course for non-commissioned officers belonging to several branches of the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF) such as Army, Air Force, National Guard and Gendarmerie at the Koulikoro Training Camp (KTC). The course took place between the 10th and 28th February 2020. The trainers from the Education and Training Task Force (ETTF) of EUTM Mali provided the Malian trainees with the knowledge and skills to successfully train soldiers in correct and safe weapon handling. Thus, the course had as learning objectives: to provide trainees with rudimentary knowledge to deliver basic weapon handling and shooting training utilising the correct pedagogical approach and to ensure uniformity in the content and procedures adopted when delivering shooting training. Furthermore, the course also intended to ensure trainees attain a standard of knowledge of their weapons to enable them to conduct training effectively and safely, to provide the knowledge and the methods for the participants to be able to train other soldiers and to enable participants to lead a course on the shooting range. The trainees displayed great motivation during the fast-paced training that increased in intensity as the course progressed. EUTM Mali’s objective is always to assist our MaAF colleagues to meet their operational needs through close co-operation in advising, training and education.