FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca hosted the Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Company, Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at the 1st Lt. John R. Fox Multi-Domain range March 21-22, for its annual Validation Exercise.
The VALEX helped synchronize multi-domain operations as the75th Ranger Regiment modernizes their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
Lt. Col. Ben Hopper, Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion commander, said Fort Huachuca provides an unparalleled place for his battalion and CEMA Company to train.
“We can place different emitters or signals out into the environment and use different TTPs to jam those signals, and in this case put live rounds out on those targets,” he said. “There are very few other places in the world that we can go and do multi-domain training other than Fort Huachuca.”
The Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion was established approximately three years ago, to modernize the 75th Ranger Regiment as the Army modernizes its multi-domain operations.
“My battalion is the multi-domain task force for the Ranger Regiment,” Hopper said. “Inside it we have the very first cyber and electromagnetic activity company, or CEMA Company, that has been established for the Army. As the Regiment does, we are really leading the way on establishing these new capabilities and building the TTPs for how multi-domain operations are going to be used at the tactical edge. As well how these CEMA assets will be used in new intelligence units that are being stood up at the division level.”
Maj. Gen. Tony R. Hale, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commanding general, met with the Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion command team, to ensure that future opportunities continue with organizations that have multi-domain operational needs.
“The Department of Defense is quickly determining that Fort Huachuca is the premier testing and training installation for training in the electromagnetic spectrum and multi-domain environment,” Hale said. “Fort Huachuca will continue to support unit testing and training to address the Army challenges on the modern battlefield.”