TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 Opposing Force and the Exercise Design
TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 (TRJE15) was, without any doubt, the most ambitious exercise that the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) has ever conducted. Not only was the 14-day exercise record-long, but it also featured 24/7 operations, three levels of Training Audiences (TAs), a record-high participation of real-life international organizations and non-governmental organizations(IOs/NGOs) and a cooperation with the Canadian exercise JOINTEX 15 in the frame work of the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI). All of the above made the exercise an important milestone within the exercise delivery and training efforts of JWC.
This article is dedicated to CDR Kenneth (Kenny) Rogers from STRIKFORNATO who passed away shortly after the end of the execution of TRJE15. He was a valuable OPFOR member who provided indispensable expertise to the team. His death has left us shocked and deeply saddened, but it has also reminded us all of how strong our emotional ties have become as a team that embraces our differences—each of us being as unique as our fingerprints. What unifies us is the ambition to provide a challenging environment for the Training Audience to help them achieve their Training Objectives. Kenny, we will always remember you.