No. 283-P:10/04/95:Pentagon correspondents are invited to a
Pentagon correspondents are invited to a roundtable briefing, "The State of
Force XXI," by Maj. Gen. Edward Anderson, U.S. Army, Assistant Deputy Chief of
Staff, Operations and Plans, for Force Integration, on October 11, 1995 at 1
p.m. in Room 2D628 (Army Public Affairs Conference Room), the Pentagon.
During the past few months the Army has conducted three key experiments that
moved the service closer toward the Army of the next century. The Theater
Missile Defense Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) in April and Prairie
Warrior/Mobile Strike Force in May linked live action, computerized and
virtual-reality simulations in realistic scenarios to test Force XXI equipment
and tactics, techniques and procedures. Experiment Focused Dispatch in August
linked the mounted Battle Lab with a live armor and mechanized infantry task
force against both a live and partially simulated opposing force. Planning
continues for the Task Force XXI Brigade Combat Team Experiment at Fort Hood
and the National Training Center in 1997.
The next major event on the road to Force XXI is experiment Warrior Focus at
the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., from November 6-18.
Warrior Focus will combine light infantry, heavy mechanized, and special
operations forces in a realistic scenario to determine the benefits to combat
effectiveness across the spectrum of the battlefield gained by leveraging the
power of Information Age and "Own-the-Night" technology.
The roundtable provides an opportunity for Pentagon media to get up to date on
progress in each area of Force XXI. For more information and to reserve a
seat, contact Lt.Col. Mike Monnett or Maj. Mike McKinney at (703) 697-4314.