Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022 has been picking up pace after a successful and
measured start with the three Joint Operational Planning Groups diligently
working through their understanding of the situation presented in the exercise
scenario and the delivery of important Back Briefs throughout the past week.
This early work culminated this morning, when the teams delivered the Mission
Analysis Brief to their respective Senior Mentors, acting as Joint Force
The principal aim of the Mission Analysis Brief (MAB) was to present the Commander with a deep and comprehensive understanding of the operational environment and the challenges associated with the development of a successful plan to deliver an effective Joint Force campaign. In doing so, the key challenge for the JOPG is to provide a briefing that encompasses the wide range of considerations that may need to be taken into account, ranging from those challenges at the political level to the threat, the employment of any Allied Force, to the manner in which any potential operation would be messaged in order to shape public opinion. At the same time, the MAB seeks to underline the collaborative aspect of any military plan since it needs to embrace all of the key considerations provided by those that support the Joint Commander from the Domains and Functional Areas.
Throughout the last ten days, the students of the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) have been working in close cooperation with their colleagues from the War Studies University (WSU) in three mixed teams with students sharing the leadership and briefing roles accordingly. Behind the scenes, an equally mixed group of JOPG Facilitators and Subject Matter Experts, supervised by the Exercise Control (EXCON) group have been providing assistance to the exercise in order to provide as realistic a setting as possible. As Colonel Dzintars Roga, the BALTDEFCOL Exercise Director in Warsaw noted “All personnel has been working in a spirit of true cooperation which has extended to participation in a number of social and cultural activities which are of equal importance in nurturing the spirit of multinational interoperability and cooperation, key tenets of Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022”.
The ultimate aim of the MAB is to provide the Joint Commander with the tools necessary to assist with further planning including the Courses of Action (COAs) that may need to be considered. Over the coming days, the respective JOPGs will work through the further development of COA, including a wargame, which will be conducted during a forthcoming Distinguished Visitors Day.
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