What is it?
Joint Warfighting Assessment is a signature multinational training event which focuses on joint and multinational interoperability. These assessments executed by U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command (JMC), a subordinate unit of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, generate Soldier feedback on the concepts and capabilities required for the joint force to win tomorrow’s fight. The Army will hold Joint Warfighting Assessment 18 at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, Germany, in sequence with the Air Force’s Blue Flag exercise and Army Combined Resolve X exercise.
JMC executes operationally realistic and rigorous Joint Warfighting Assessments and Network Integration Evaluations.
Joint Warfighting Assessment 18 promises a “triple payoff,” which enhances training, enables interoperability, and informs the future force. In total, Joint Warfighting Assessment 18 encompasses six three-star headquarters, and more than 6,800 participants from 10 partner nations. Additionally, United States Air Force Europe, 3rd Fleet and U. S. Army Special Operations Command provide mission command elements for the exercise.
What has the Army done/ is doing?
The Army deploys as a part of a joint force, and the JMC works closely with the joint services in the conduct of its mission. The integration of joint capabilities is becoming more and more important as forces work to meet the challenges of the future complex operating environment.
The first assessment, originally named the Army Warfighting Assessment, was conducted at Fort Bliss in October 2016 and was renamed to Joint Warfighting Assessments to better describe the scale and scope of the exercise.
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Pictured above: A U.S. Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, speaks over his headset on an M1A2 Abrams tank during Combined Resolve X Live Fire Exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 19, 2018. The Joint Warfighting Assessment (JWA) helps the Army evaluate emerging concepts, integrate new technologies, and promote interoperability within the Army, with other services, U.S. allies, and other coalition partners. JWA is the only exercise venue assessing 27 concepts and capabilities while aligning with U.S. Army Europe Readiness and other component exercises such as Combined Resolve X and Blue Flag 18 with a focus on a ready, interoperable Joint Force capable of accomplishing the mission and overmatching current and future enemies across the range of military operations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Genesis Gomez)