Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE)

SATG, Sous-prefet, and doctors spoke with local patrons prior to MEDRETE commencement.
SATG, Sous-prefet, and doctors spoke with local patrons prior to MEDRETE commencement.

The Special Anti-Terrorist Group (SATG) conducted a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) in the village of Mini with Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) Chad focusing on respiratory illness, malaria, and malnutrition.  The SATG gained access to and built rapport with the local population and cooperatively maintained security with the Police and Gendarmerie.

The SATG treated 438 patients in conjunction with the local government and medical providers of Mini.  The SATG received training on adaptive eyewear application, attaining vital signs, patient flow, and crowd control.

The SATG increased its capability to conduct MCMO independently, enhancing its ability to gain access to isolated regions.  The SATG’s future episodic presence in the tri-border region will increase security where potentially vulnerable populations exist.

The SATG will continue to communicate with Mini government officials, traditional leaders, and security forces regarding violent extremist organization threats in the region.  SATG will continue to monitor activity by conducting future MCMO throughout the tri-border Region.