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    157th Infantry Brigade partners with 38th Infantry Division for CPX

    157th Infantry Brigade partners with 38th Infantry Division for CPX

    Photo By Sgt. James Hobbs | Lt. Col. Harmonie Foster and Cpt. Tyler Cobb review the logistics status of the 38th...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. James Hobbs 

    157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East

    INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS, I.N. – Observer coach/trainers from the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, and the Indiana Army National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division recently conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, in preparation for Warfighter 22-01.
    A CPX is a training event for division headquarters elements to train both their leadership and staff functions utilizing their mission command systems in a computer simulation.
    “The simulation allows the division to maneuver their units the same as they would in a real conflict,” explained Maj. Jaylen Smith, the brigade simulations officer for 157th Inf. Bde. “They’re using all the same systems and interfaces, but all of the fighting happens within a large scale ground combat operations simulation called WARSIM.”
    However, the responsibility of First Army OC/Ts is not to grade the performance of their National Guard partners, Smith said.
    “It’s our job to observe how they conduct their missions, utilize their systems and communicate with each other so that we can provide feedback based on Army doctrine,” said Smith. “We take those observations and give an AAR, an after action review, at the end of the exercise to help our partners identify where they excel, where they may need some work, and discuss how and where they can improve and how we can assist with that to prepare them for the next level of their training plan.”
    Warfighter 22-01 is currently scheduled to take place early next year as the culminating event of the current training plan. First Army will continue to partner with 38th Inf. Div. to help them improve their readiness and prepare to answer whenever the nation might call.



    Date Taken: 10.25.2021
    Date Posted: 10.25.2021 12:29
    Story ID: 407926
    Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US 

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