U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldiers are training with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as part of the decisive action rotation 19-06, underway at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

The USASOC Soldiers include Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Soldiers to form an Army Special Operations Forces task force.

Integrating in combat training center rotations with conventional forces allows Special Operations Soldiers to synchronize capabilities and identify gaps. The rotations include Decisive Action Training Environments, DATEs, which is a U.S. Army training model that uses current intelligence to create authentic training environments.

Throughout the DATEs scenario, the ARSOF TF and supporting units will operate in a near-peer threat environment with a focus on refining their communication capability while minimizing electromagnetic spectrum signature detection by an enemy force.

The Army Cyber Institute at West Point, along with engineers from additional civilian and military programs, gives feedback to the ARSOF TF and training units to support USASOC training objectives. The feedback and lessons learned during the scenario provides a basis to develop tactics, techniques and procedures for the use of certain frequencies and communication tools in a denied, degraded, and disrupted space operational environment (D3SOE).

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For more information contact the Director of Public Affairs, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Office: (910) 432-3383 BB: (910) 494-1589 loren.bymer@socom.mil