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In Any Clime and Place

Mongolian troops, police begin non-lethal weapons exercise with US Marines

By Sgt. Ben Eberle | U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific | August 17, 2013

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1st Lt. Ryan Trunk and Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Orellana render a salute alongside Lt. Col. D. Javklanbayar, senior staff officer for the Peace Support Operations Department, General Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces, during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Trunk, training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the Marine detachment during the exercise is from Brookline, Mass. Orellana, company gunnery sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from New York.

1st Lt. Ryan Trunk and Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Orellana render a salute alongside Lt. Col. D. Javklanbayar, senior staff officer for the Peace Support Operations Department, General Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces, during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Trunk, training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the Marine detachment during the exercise is from Brookline, Mass. Orellana, company gunnery sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from New York. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Junior Sgt. Sh. Oldokhbayar, Peace Support Operations Training Center, Mongolian Armed Forces, prepares to raise a banner prior to the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time.

Junior Sgt. Sh. Oldokhbayar, Peace Support Operations Training Center, Mongolian Armed Forces, prepares to raise a banner prior to the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Lance Cpl. Kayla R. Piatt and Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski, both with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, stand in formation alongside Mongolian Armed Forces service members during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Piatt, a military police officer with LE Battalion, is from Canton, Ohio. Massalski, a platoon sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from Townsend, Mass.

Lance Cpl. Kayla R. Piatt and Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski, both with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, stand in formation alongside Mongolian Armed Forces service members during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Piatt, a military police officer with LE Battalion, is from Canton, Ohio. Massalski, a platoon sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from Townsend, Mass. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Mongolian Police march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released)

Mongolian Police march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released) (Photo by Sgt. John Ewald)


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1st Lt. Ryan Trunk and Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Orellana render a salute alongside Lt. Col. D. Javklanbayar, senior staff officer for the Peace Support Operations Department, General Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces, during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Trunk, training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the Marine detachment during the exercise is from Brookline, Mass. Orellana, company gunnery sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from New York.

1st Lt. Ryan Trunk and Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Orellana render a salute alongside Lt. Col. D. Javklanbayar, senior staff officer for the Peace Support Operations Department, General Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces, during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Trunk, training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the Marine detachment during the exercise is from Brookline, Mass. Orellana, company gunnery sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from New York. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Junior Sgt. Sh. Oldokhbayar, Peace Support Operations Training Center, Mongolian Armed Forces, prepares to raise a banner prior to the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time.

Junior Sgt. Sh. Oldokhbayar, Peace Support Operations Training Center, Mongolian Armed Forces, prepares to raise a banner prior to the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Lance Cpl. Kayla R. Piatt and Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski, both with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, stand in formation alongside Mongolian Armed Forces service members during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Piatt, a military police officer with LE Battalion, is from Canton, Ohio. Massalski, a platoon sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from Townsend, Mass.

Lance Cpl. Kayla R. Piatt and Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski, both with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, stand in formation alongside Mongolian Armed Forces service members during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Piatt, a military police officer with LE Battalion, is from Canton, Ohio. Massalski, a platoon sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from Townsend, Mass. (Photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle)


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Mongolian Police march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released)

Mongolian Police march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released) (Photo by Sgt. John Ewald)


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U.S. Marines 1st Lt Ryan Trunk with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks during the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released)

U.S. Marines 1st Lt Ryan Trunk with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks during the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released) (Photo by Sgt. John Ewald)


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Mongolian Armed Forces service members, Mongolian General Police and U.S. Marines with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released)

Mongolian Armed Forces service members, Mongolian General Police and U.S. Marines with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, march during the pass and review portion of the opening ceremony of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (Knoles) in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, August 17, 2013. Knoles is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored annually by U.S. Marine Corp Forces Pacific, and it is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity or civil unrest situations.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt John M. Ewald/released) (Photo by Sgt. John Ewald)


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FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia --

U.S. Marines and Mongolian Armed Forces service members were back on the parade deck here for the start of another training evolution Aug. 17, only a couple days after the closing ceremony for the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2013.
 
This time around, they were joined by officers from the Mongolian General Police.
 
A joint-combined team of approximately 170 military and police personnel kicked off the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES), a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar, taking place at Five Hills Training and Ulaanbaatar through Aug. 28.
 
Mongolia, a regular participant, also hosted NOLES in 2007 and 2010. Now in its 12th iteration, the exercise is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons.
 
“We need to understand that future conflicts will mandate that battlefield commanders have a thorough understanding of non-lethal weapons, their tactics, and how to employ them,” said 1st Lt. Ryan Trunk, a training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the U.S. Marine training detachment participating in the exercise.
 
Mongolian Armed Forces have significant experience in peacekeeping operations, to include deployments to South Sudan, Sierra Leone and the Balkans, as well as to coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trunk, from Brookline, Mass., said that gaining experience with non-lethal weapons will only assist in their peace support efforts around the world.
 
“Over the next 10 days, we look forward to training you, learning from you, sharing experiences, and making friends,” he said.
 
Mongolian Armed Forces Lt. Col. J. Molorbold, senior staff officer for the MAF’s Peace Support Operations Department and exercise director, thanked the 15 Marines from LE Battalion for their participation as trainers and assistant trainers.
 
“I hope that you guys have a great time, and take care of my soldiers,” Molorbold said, emphasizing the importance of safety throughout the exercise.
 
Trunk stressed that safety when dealing with NLW’s is always the top priority, but did so without sugar-coating the intensity of the days to come.
 
“The training – at times – is going to be painful, it’s going to be extremely difficult, but at the end I can guarantee you that it’s going to be well worth it,” said Trunk.
 
The two-part, non-lethal weapons FTX and seminar is sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by nations throughout Asia-Pacific.

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