Instructors Speak with Students during Combatives Course
U.S. Army Sgt. Major Steven Santiago, Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Course NCOIC and Level II assistant instructor, Cpl. Ezekiel Ramirez, MACP Level III primary instructor and Sgt. Allan Sterling, Level I Combatives assistant instructor, speak with students during the Army Basic Combatives Course on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13, 2014. The course teaches a systematic approach to fighting and training in close quarters. Service members learned close combat techniques, drills and skills during half-hour daily practical exercise classes throughout the 40-hour, five-day course. They also watched films and attended lectures covering various training techniques. On day five, the students were assessed and had to correctly perform and explain five ground and five standing techniques. Santiago is the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion command sergeant major, Ramirez is Camp Lemonnier Security Detachment military police, and Sterling is 443rd CA BN operations non-commissioned officer.