First Iraqi Dialect Course class graduates

Eleven student Soldiers from the first-ever Iraqi Dialect Course pose for a group photo after a graduation ceremony at the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion. Pictured are (front row from left to right): Specialists Michael D'Angiollilo, Jason Andersen, Jason Lawless, Kady Peterson, Nathan Sweem, (back row from left to right) Bradly Baker, Alexander Endo, Douglas Brown, Joshua Nissen, Kyle Draisey and Paul Price. The eight-week-long course began Feb. 5. The next course begins on May 7. According to 344 MIBn personnel, the Iraqi Dialect Course will enable linguist Soldiers to provide much-improved signal intelligence support to Army and joint commanders in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard
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