The command in charge of training Iraqi security forces has a new boss.
Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik took the reins of both the Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq and the NATO Training Mission–Iraq in a ceremony in Baghdad on Sunday. The outgoing commander is Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
Dubik was serving most recently as commander of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Wash.
The exit strategy for U.S. troops in Iraq has long been to train enough Iraqi military and police to take over security responsibilities. That job falls to MNSTC–I, as the command is known.
While the number of Iraqi troops has increased each year, officials have acknowledged that their abilities and readiness vary widely.