Most significant of all, increased resources and dedication to leader development institutions like the NMAA
are developing educated, capable, and motivated leaders who will continue to professionalize the ANA.
Once a high performance level has been attained, both in training and in blind testing, the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA
) performs an accreditation test.
"We should learn and train our own people." Commander of NMAA
Major General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali said the number of the first-batch graduates was 150.
"We feel that it is very important to understand these benefits before tragedy strikes," said Mike McHugh, vice president for membership at NMAA
. "The more a service member knows, the better able they will be to make sound decisions for their family, especially when they separate from active duty and leave most of these benefits behind."
In its early days, it merged portions of a Mine Information Coordination Cell (MICC)--which tracked explosive hazards to coordinate safe military movement in mined areas and supported force protection through hazard awareness training--and a National Mine Action Authority (NMAA
), which coordinates Mine Action Center (MAC) operations in regions where humanitarian demining operations are active.
LT Sean Black from Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) to Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan (CSTC-A), NMAA
Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage, NMAA
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LT Telecia Huffin-DeWitt from SSS Norfolk to NMAA
implementation support, Combined Security Transition Command--Afghanistan (CSTC-A)
If humanitarian demining operations were active in the region, the United Nations often established a National Mine Action Authority (NMAA
) to coordinate Mine Action Center (MAC) operations in theater.