Asymmetric Warfare Group Knowledge Center

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What is it?

The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) is a unit under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and comprises highly-skilled Soldiers and contractors. They provide observation, analysis, training and advisory support to the U.S. Army and joint force units to enhance their capabilities to predict, mitigate, counter and defeat asymmetric threats and methods.

The AWG’s knowledge center is an online database available through milSuite that compiles and maintains AWG-developed products for use by all U.S. Army and joint organizations. The database draws from the vast collection of AWG observations, gathered during operational advisory support, to help Army and joint forces understand the complex operational environment and assist in improving individual and unit survivability, effectiveness, and adaptability.

What has the Army done?

The AWG created a milSuite page, a CAC-enabled, easily-accessible resource that provides the Army and joint units access to all of AWG’s unclassified products. Some of the products include: AWG’s Operational Advisor Summary, tactical pocket references and graphic training aids, storyboards, information papers, reports, and other training resources.

These products provide information to understand current and emerging enemy capabilities and solution development efforts to address friendly capability gaps. They include addressing topics such as threat trends, Soldier survivability, adaptability, security force assistance, Conventional Force/Special Operations Force/Joint Inter-Agency Intergovernmental Multi-national Force interdependence, operations/intelligence fusion, and tactical mobility. The knowledge center is designed to enhance combat effectiveness and improve Soldier survivability within the Army and joint forces.

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

The AWG will continue to ensure the knowledge center is a valuable resource to the Army and joint units, providing them with lessons learned on defeating asymmetric threats. Unit leaders and Soldiers are encouraged to frequent the site for new products, visit discussion forums and post comments on products and associated topics, provide feedback on lessons learned, and share insights on observed enemy capabilities or recommended friendly solutions. This will allow the Army and joint forces to not only access the most current and relevant information available, but also discuss it for greater shared understanding.

Why is this important to the Army?

The AWG’s knowledge center helps to increase awareness and understanding of current and emerging threats, as well as create a community of intent and practice for engagement on a single platform to promote innovation and problem solving. This meets the Army’s vision and TRADOC priorities.

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