III Corps' Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper visits NIE 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M.

By U.S. ArmyNovember 7, 2018

Lt. Col. Jonathan T. Hartsock (left), commander of the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, an airborne reconnaissance squadron in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., talks with Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper, deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, about battlefield communications systems during Network Integration Evaluation 18.2. NIE at Camp McGregor, N.M. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Jonathan T. Hartsock (left), commander of the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, an airborne reconnaissance squadron in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., talks with Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper, deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, about battlefield communications systems during Network Integration Evaluation 18.2. NIE at Camp McGregor, N.M. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment. (Photo Credit: Mr. William C. Beach, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Test and Documentation Team) VIEW ORIGINAL
During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, talks with Maj. Joseph W. Brown, a test officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate, about movement of friendly units on a battlefield map. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, talks with Maj. Joseph W. Brown, a test officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate, about movement of friendly units on a battlefield map. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment. (Photo Credit: Mr. William C. Beach, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Test and Documentation Team) VIEW ORIGINAL
During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Cpt. Darryl McGrath (left), an operations officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate (MCTD), provides a rundown, to Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, on vehicle and personnel status. Maj. Joe Brown (center), a test officer with MCTD, listens as McGrath explains how movement of friendly units are tracked as they progress on the battlefield. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Cpt. Darryl McGrath (left), an operations officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate (MCTD), provides a rundown, to Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, on vehicle and personnel status. Maj. Joe Brown (center), a test officer with MCTD, listens as McGrath explains how movement of friendly units are tracked as they progress on the battlefield. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment. (Photo Credit: Mr. Michael M Novogradac (Hood)) VIEW ORIGINAL
During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Cpt. Darryl McGrath (left), an operations officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate (MCTD), provides a rundown, to Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, on vehicle and personnel status. Maj. Joe Brown (center), a test officer MCTD, listens as McGrath explains movement of friendly units on a map as they progress across the battlefield. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Camp McGregor, N.M., Cpt. Darryl McGrath (left), an operations officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's (USAOTC) Mission Command Test Directorate (MCTD), provides a rundown, to Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper (right), deputy commander for maneuver for III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, on vehicle and personnel status. Maj. Joe Brown (center), a test officer MCTD, listens as McGrath explains movement of friendly units on a map as they progress across the battlefield. NIE 18.2 is a Soldier-led evaluation exercise designed to integrate and rapidly progress the Army's battlefield communications network, and support the Network Cross Functional Team's modernization efforts. The 3rd Brigade (ABN), 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. is the rotational unit testing the Army's communications backbone during NIE 18.2, which runs through Nov. 12. Kamper was on hand at NIE 18.2 making sure Soldiers operating the Army's battlefield communication system backbone are trained and ready with the best equipment. (Photo Credit: Mr. William C. Beach, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Test and Documentation Team) VIEW ORIGINAL