Joint Command Southeast excels in training Partner and Allied units in the complexities of peace Support Operations. The command is accomplishing this through a variety of exercise organizations.

General Ataman is serving as the exercise commander and role-playing as the Land component commander, or COMPFORA.

JCSE has established the PFORA Headquarters under Col. Serge Labbe, Canadian Army, the J3/5/7/9 Coordinator. The PFORA headquarters tasks the subordinate units and gives them fragmentary orders.

JCSE has also established the lower control organization that replicates the maneuver companies for the command post battalions.? JCSE Col. Theobald, UK Army, runs lower control and ensures the CPX battalion staffs are challenged every day.??

The Field Training is being coordinated under JCSE's Assistant Chief of Staff, J1, Col Carlson, US Army. The field training coordination cell involve getting the opposing forces and the umpires at the right place and the right time to portray a realistic and challenging peace support scenario for the exercise participants.

JCSE is also providing skilled role-players as mayors, Greyland officials, hostile journalists, and even the mercenary leader "The Ronin." JCSE's Wing Commander Rushmere ensures the role-player present the exercise participants a realistic picture of a peace support operation.

role-players in action

Left: Role playing protestors confront the troops in Cooperative Adventure Exchange 2002.

Right: Troops respond to contain the protestors and must learn how to use restraint in Peace Operations.

Role-players in action.

Moldavian troops respond.

Left: Moldavian troops respond to control the situation with riot control equipment.
Right: Moldavian troops keep the role playing crowd at bay. Moldavian troops
Ukrainian translator Left: Polish soldier works through an Ukrainian translator to negotiate with a hostile role-player.

Right: The exercise director, Gen Ataman, congratulates the exercise director, MG Hackett for putting on an excellent training event.


Gen Ataman and MG Hackett shake hands.