Asymmetric Warfare Group
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2011)|
|Asymmetric Warfare Group|
Asymmetric Warfare Group shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||2004 - present|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Type||Special mission unit|
|Role||Advisory and testing|
|Part of||United States Army Training and Doctrine Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Meade, Maryland|
|Motto||"Think. Adapt. Anticipate."|
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|Colonel John P. Petkosek|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
The Asymmetric Warfare Group is a United States Army special mission unit created during the War on Terrorism to mitigate various threats with regard to asymmetric warfare. The unit is headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland and has a training facility at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The unit provides the linkage between Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the operational Army, and reports directly to the commanding general of TRADOC.
- Able Squadron (Operations)
- Baker Squadron (Operations)
- Charlie Squadron (Operations)
- Dog Squadron (Concepts Integration)
- Easy Squadron (Selections and Training)
Each squadron is subsequently divided into troops commanded by Majors.
The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group provides Operational Advisory and Solution Development support globally to the Army and Joint Force Commanders to enhance Soldier survivability and combat effectiveness, and enable the defeat of current and emerging threats in support of Unified Land Operations. It is the “operational arm” for TRADOC.
- Support Army and Joint Force Commanders by advising and assisting pre-deployment and in-theater forces to reduce vulnerabilities to current and emerging threats.
- Deploy AWG forces world-wide to observe and assess threats and friendly interaction to identify offensive and defensive countermeasures to defeat current and emerging threats.
- Identify, develop, transition and disseminate solutions to threats through best practices, a robust reach back capability to problem solvers and countermeasure technologies
- Advance Army innovations and adaptation of the operating force to be more agile, versatile and lethal.
- Develop adaptive leaders through a continuous learning organization.
The AWG traces its origin to the 2003 Army Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Task Force. The Army G3 directed the establishment of the Asymmetric Warfare Regiment (AWR) in June 2004. The AWR eventually changed its title to the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG).
- United States Army Professional Writing Collection description of unit
- Official U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group website
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