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BUILDING PARTNERSHIP CAPACITY Notes 1. For a good description of centralized command, see Milan N. Vego, “Operational Command and Control in the Information Age,” Joint Force Quarterly, 35 (October 2004):100. For Army doctrine on decentralized command through mission command, see Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 6-0, Mission Command (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office [GPO], May 2012). 2. Significant effort was made to bring the WLC instructors from Fort Bliss who trained the first group of Jordanian NCOs to conduct instructor training in Jordan. The rapport that the NCOs had built among themselves was valuable in their continued tutelage. 3. Donald P. Wright and Timothy R. Reese, On Point II: Transition to the New Campaign: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, May 2003-January 2005 (Fort Leavenworth, KS: MILITARY REVIEW  September-October 2014 Combat Studies Institute Press, 21 May 2010), 457. The authors describe similar challenges: “Because the Iraqi Army historically lacked the tradition of a professional NCO corps, it took some time for the American NCOs to earn the respect of Iraqi officers and further to convince them to give responsibility to their own NCOs.” 4. Command Sgt. Maj. Smadi was instrumental in selecting the cadre for the WLC, participated in writing the POI, and was a general advocate for empowering NCOs. 5. David W. Hogan, Jr., Arnold G. Fisch, Jr., and Robert K. Wright, Jr., eds., The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps: The Backbone of the Army (Washington, DC: Center of Military History, 2007), 37. 35