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    Intel community collaborates at USAREUR, 4ID rehearsal

    4th ID, U.S. Army Europe synchronize intelligence efforts

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Diandra Harrell | BAUMHOLDER, Germany – Lt. Col. Bryan Love,G2, 4th Infantry Division, gives Capt....... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Diandra Harrell 

    4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

    The event, held at the Rhineland Community Club here, focused on unifying intelligence efforts for the separate USAREUR-led joint, multinational exercises Anakonda 16, Swift Response, and Saber Strike 16 with its associated Dragoon Ride II, to be held in June and which all total will include more than 35,000 troops participating from 24 Allied and partner nations.
    “The 4th ID MCE was very happy to host a great opportunity for military intelligence representatives to collaborate with a level of information that no one could have imagined,” said Lt. Col. Matthew J. Sheiffer, MCE chief of staff.
    The rehearsal included participants from the Baumholder-based 4th Inf. Div. MCE and division staff visiting from Fort Carson, Colorado; 2nd Calvary Regiment and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, the current and incoming regionally allocated forces for Operation Atlantic Resolve; plus 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command; 21st Theater Sustainment Command; NATO representatives; program managers from Washington, D.C.; and other organizations.
    As the division-level headquarters for Army Europe, the MCE provides mission command of all U.S. ground forces conducting operations in support of Atlantic Resolve. Those forces are conducting enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities that include bilateral training with eastern European allies, including multi-national exercises like Anakonda, Saber Strike and Swift Response.
    “This ROC drill provided intel disciplines within U.S. Army Europe the opportunity to coordinate and create a cohesive plan to prepare for real-world implications that the exercises we’re conducting could provoke an adversary to react to,” said Maj. Chanel Chamberlin, 4th Inf. Div. MCE intelligence officer in charge.
    The two-day rehearsal also helped the military intelligence community within and beyond USAREUR to clarify overall roles within a complex European landscape given two primary threats to security interests: Russian aggression that threatens NATO allies and partners to the east, and migrant flow from the south that serves as a potential conduit for criminal and terrorist acts.
    “This event served many purposes,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Antowan Bowman, deputy collection manager, 4th Inf. Div. “It was designed to lay out the methodology of how we plan to conduct (intelligence) collection as well as get all the theater intelligence representatives together to collaborate and coordinate collection efforts and address how we plan to disseminate that data to the end user.”
    The face-to-face interaction at the drill helped organizations at all levels synchronize efforts, Chamberlin said.
    “Joining together gave us a chance to understand every unit’s roles and responsibilities, who is responsible for collecting what information and the reporting requirements to ensure everyone within the intel community and commanders are informed of what their actions are causing real world,” she said.



    Date Taken: 05.01.2016
    Date Posted: 05.02.2016 09:31
    Story ID: 197041

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