Dynamic Front 18, a field artillery exercise included approximately 3,700 participants from 26 nations which focused on the interoperability of U.S. Army, joint service and allied nation artillery and fire support in a multinational environment.
The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe Special Operation Forces Cell at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center integrated both the Joint Fires Element from SOCEUR and the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) into the U.S. Army Europe-led exercise.
“[Army] SOF itself has no fire capabilities,” said a warrant officer assigned to 10th SFG(A) Fire Support Element. “We cooperate with other units’ resources to leverage NATO Joint Fire Support.”
The was the first SOF participation in a Dynamic Front series exercise.
“This is our first integration with multinational and conventional forces collaborating to find effective firing solutions communicating digitally,” said the warrant officer.
Fire support officers from 10th SFG(A) honed their unit’s interoperability with conventional forces building standard operating procedures calling fire support.