Joint Force Training

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Proper training provides any organization with the fundamental base for successful operations. The importance of training is even more crucial when teams are expected to deploy in small elements and provide commanders with operational and strategic options for the conduct of UW. The modern Jedburghs provide Joint Force Commanders with the capability to conduct the most difficult aspects of UW campaigns by understanding, influencing, and shaping the operational environment, deterring adversary forces, and when necessary, defeating threats to U.S. national security. The operational tempo that 4th BN’s face today obstructs from the operator’s ability to receive advanced unconventional warfare training, military training directly related to the…show more content…
This exercise, while excellent for students, merely scratches the surface of the complexity that accompanies an UW mission. Building rapport with a G-Chief and training his guerrilla fights often seems like a walk in the park compared to developing strategic options for a UW campaign, tying the plan into the Joint, Inter-agency, Inter-governmental, and Multi-National (JIIM) partners, deploying as a singleton or small team to failed and steady states, operating in region specific language, and all the tasks related to UW. To gain a graduate level understand of UW, well thought out and complex training must be received to fully train on the numerous tasks outlined in TC 18.01, Special Forces Unconventional Warfare. This training is needed to ensure each Jedburgh team has the ability to build Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and build a strong cohesive foundation. If the situation deteriorates in outside declared theatre of active armed conflict (ODTAAC) environments, Jedburghs do not have a division of infantry to run back to. They have well-rehearsed SOPs and a solid plan to evade hostile entities. Support could be days away, not minutes
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