Security Cooperation for the Army National Guard
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"In accordance with our Army modernization strategy, we are going to procure trucks that are adaptable so that they can be used in many different environments. They will have the ability to accept armor and then relinquish that armor when it is no longer needed … They will be able to accept new forms of armor as science and industry produce new materials. These vehicles will have growth potential."
- Maj. Gen. Tom Spoehr, director of force development, Army G-8, speaks about the modular armor strategy which has been applied to the Army's newest tactical trucks
Army armors more heavy tactical trucks
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"We'll be celebrating drill sergeants of the past, present and future… we want to honor them and celebrate the spirit of being a drill sergeant and what drill sergeants mean to the Army."
-Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King, commandant of the Drill Sergeant School, speaks of the role that the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Fort Jackson, S.C., plays in the Army as it teaches Army's top noncommissioned officers the traditions and heritage of training Soldiers to fight.
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Security Cooperation for the Army National Guard
What is it?
According to JCS Pub 1-02, Security Cooperation includes "All Department of Defense (DoD) interactions with foreign defense establishments to build defense relationships that promote specific U.S. security interests, develop allied and friendly military capabilities for self-defense and multinational operations, and provide U.S. forces with peacetime and contingency access to a host nation." From an Army National Guard (ARNG) perspective, Security Cooperation forces are mobilized to engage in "self-defense and multinational operations."
What has the Army National Guard done?
The ARNG has a long history of Security Cooperation engagement. Engagement activities include building partnerships, mostly military-to-military; peacekeeping; providing national and security assistance; and conducting humanitarian, counterdrug, and counterterrorism operations. Each year, the ARNG provides over 60 percent of the Soldiers requested by the Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs) to support military exercises worldwide. For example, in 2010 the ARNG provided approximately 25,000 Soldiers to support 48 military exercises in 104 partner countries. A few key exercises include Beyond the Horizons in Central America, Yama Sakura in Japan, Austere Challenge in Germany, and Bright Star in Egypt.
In 2010 the ARNG's State Partnership Program (SPP) provided approximately 4,000 Soldiers to participate in key military exchanges with 62 SPP partner countries, to include the National Guard's mobilization and deployment of Agriculture Development Teams (ADT) in Afghanistan. These ADTs are a good example of the National Guard building partnerships as an operational force that is actively engaged in an era of persistent conflict across the spectrum of conflict.
What does the Army National Guard have planned for the future?
In addition to its ADTs, the ARNG has proposed creating conceptually similar Security Assist and Advise Teams (SAATs). As proposed, the SAATs will meet other specialized requirements of the geographic combatant commanders (GCCs) for those countries at risk within the technical areas of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Consequence Management, Disaster Preparedness, Border/Port Security, Counter Drug, and Military Professional Development. The ARNG is committed to participating in security cooperation events across the spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commander (CCDR) Theater Security Cooperation Plans.
Why is this important to the Army National Guard?
Security Cooperation gains importance as the ARNG addresses its force "relevancy" and "balance," and continues to maintain a driving OPTEMPO as an operational force within the Army. Ultimately, the importance of Security Cooperation is determined by the CCDRs, as they identify Guard force requirements through the Global Employment of the Force (GEF) process in support of their respective Theater Security Cooperation Plans.
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ABOUT THE ARMY
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- Some Afghans say insecurity persists despite surge (Washington Post)
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- Turkey to help negotiate new 'road map' for Iran nuclear program (Haaretz)
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