The Army's EFLs and the Navy's Technical Support Detachment with its subordinate CEXC platoons would be well suited to fulfill the QDR priority of enhancing domestic counter-IED capabilities.
1) In 2008, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) directed the institutionalization of CEXC and the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facilities (now EFL) through a doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) Change Request, JROCM 128-08.
15) Lieutenant Sarah Turse, USN (former officer-in-charge, CEXC Afghanistan), interview by Marc Tranchemontagne, August 27, 2012.
In addition, the GoI continues to lean heavily on the CEXC and JEFF labs for personnel and equipment, which is likely to continue for some time due to a chronic shortage of properly trained Iraqi personnel.
However, until Iraqi programs come online, it is imperative that USF (AABs, EOD, LEPs) continue to provide the ISF with access to the CEXC and JEFF labs, and, in return, receive operational access to the Iraqi Security Forces, allowing for situational awareness of the battlefield.
The course focuses on the proper way to collect, preserve, and ship forensic materials to the appropriate labs; and it covers the capabilities of the JEFF and CEXC
This includes the link-up, reception, and transfer of explosive material from an ISF location to CEXC laboratories for analysis.
A more frequent and detailed utilization of the Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) system also enabled post-operation site exploitation reports (SERs), SIGACT mapping, enemy trends, and overall CEXC case tracking.
After the tier I analysis was completed, the materials were turned in to CEXC for additional analysis.