Peacekeeping missions test – writing sample

Stanag6001 dog tag. Writing on level 3.Below, you will find my student’s answer to the test previously published under the sequence number L3/W/012.

This is the student’s version with his errors correction already done. I did NOT interfere with the student’s way of reasoning and the work organization. The piece of writing presented was good enough to pass level 3 exam. Use it as a reference point for your own writing attempts. Enjoy.

LETTER:

Dear Sir,

I am writing in reply to your query about the food and medicine convoy security. Of course, we are able to support you in this mission but we need to obtain more information from you.

First of all, If I am to organize a convoy from the airport I need to know the exact time of the cargo plane arrival and the number of trucks in the convoy. These details are very important to organize proper security.

Here are a few things that we could not accept. We should move the distribution place further from the city centre. It will help us to secure it. Finally, we can secure the centre for one day only due to other tasks. I recommend that you finish distribution in one day.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully

XYZ

 MEMORANDUM:

TO: CO

FROM: XYZ

Date: 20th October 2014

Subject: Food distribution incident

  • I am pleased to inform you that my soldiers secured the convoy from the airport to the city centre. However, during the food distribution, some local police officers tried to illegally take a large pile of food and medicine. After my intervention, they withdrew but they still observed us.
  • Although we secured distribution this time, I recommend that we involve high rank authorities to this type of missions in the future.

 REPORT:

TO: International military agency

FROM: Lt. XYZ

DATE: 20th October 2014

Subject: Opinion about international military missions

Introduction

The purpose of this report is to inform your agency how the armed forces’ participation in international military missions is perceived in Poland. This report is based on the Polish MOD statistics, the survey conducted among soldiers as well as information gathered from the press and Internet sources.

Polish army for the last 15 years have been participating in 7 missions abroad. The Polish missions in Syria, Lebanon, Chad have already been finished; four more are ongoing in  Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq. The biggest  mission is the Afghan one, with 2,600 Polish soldiers deployed there and 16 killed so far. The fewest soldiers serve In Iraq (c. 20 officers).

Generally, the public opinion in Poland has negative attitude to military missions. About 71% of people do not want to send our soldiers abroad, only 17% accept it. The cost of missions and threat level there are the major reasons for the lack of support. Most soldiers have positive attitude to the missions. which help them improve their skills.

Most soldiers think that to make our missions more effective and more safe, the government should modernize our army. Soldiers should be equipped with better equipment, for example special uniforms and weapons.

All things considered, I believe that our soldiers served well in missions abroad but some things need to be changed, mainly in our equipment.