Establishing Air Component Starting Conditions for Army Exercises
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom and doctrinal changes highlight a need for the Army to modify scenario development by changing how the Army integrates air component play into exercises. Thus, the central question is What process can scenario developers utilize to replicate the planning, employment and application of airpower in order to establish intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and targeting starting conditions for training Corps and Division staffs Examining joint and air component doctrine yielded a process which would define the operational environment and incorporate air operation planning and execution. These steps account for the planning, executing, and assessing air operations with respect to targeting, collection management, and operational assessment based on joint, not Army, doctrine. This resulted in a list of required products that exercise directors should provide the training unit prior to the exercise. Early involvement of the training unit in the scenario planning process facilitates better understanding of joint targeting and collection management processes.
- Military Forces and Organizations
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