Australian Army instructors from the Combat Training Centre—Jungle Training Wing at Tully put 30 Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat) personnel through their paces in the Queensland rainforest on the Junior Officer Combat Instructor Training course from 28 September to 10 October 2014 as part of the two country’s ongoing cooperation program.
The course culminated with Exercise True Grit, a section-level activity involving groups of 8–10 personnel competing over the Jungle Training Wing’s demanding obstacle course and the bayonet assault course.
The 30 Indonesian Army personnel who travelled to Australia were selected from the best 90–100 personnel who took part in a similar course conducted in Indonesia in early 2014.
The Junior Officer Combat Instructor Training course was variously held at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, the Townsville field training area and the Tully training area.
Combat Training Centre—Jungle Training Wing’s primary role is to deliver basic and advanced jungle warfare training to dismounted Australian Army personnel. The Jungle Training Wing is also heavily engaged in international exercises, often providing training to regional allies due to its international reputation and the level of expertise of its instructors.