EW 22.1 was a landmark for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Forces and the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense.
The Air Force Special Operations Command concluded its fifteenth Emerald Warrior exercise this week. The EW 22.1 planning team incorporated lessons acquired from actual operations to train and prepare soldiers. This year’s EW aimed to achieve and sustain an edge in the information environment and on the battlefield. It also sought to increase the kinetic and non-kinetic consequences of strategic competitors above and below the threshold of armed confrontation. The Emerald Warrior SOTG implemented a new command and control structure for AFSOC.
MSTs set up forward operating bases by providing initial site security and accepting goods and people. The exercise continues as a venue for engagement among U.S. allies and foreign partners. The deputy director of operations said, “We look forward to collaborating with our partner countries and coalition troops throughout SOF.”