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U.S. Marines introduce ROK Marines to biometric enrollment technologies


U.S. Marines recently introduced the Republic of Korea Marines to a Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit, a portable biometrics solution that has been used to identify people in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report by DVIDS.

Using the portable kit, soldiers are able to perform facial, fingerprint and iris recognition on any unknown people they come across.

They can then compare the results to a database of previously scanned people, said Staff Sergeant Michael Hevener, a criminal investigator expeditionary field force protection liaison with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF.

The troops were training together as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-11 in Pohang, South Korea.

They also trained with detainee operations, which deal with such detainee processing techniques as escorting, restraining and searching suspects.

“In today’s warfare, with today’s technology, it’s imperative to know what to do and what not to do in regards to enemy prisoners of war,” said Sergeant Thomas Johnson, a detainee operations specialist with 3rd LE Battalion.

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