Battelle-led team signs USPACOM J7 training and exercise support contract

6 May 2014 (Last Updated May 6th, 2014 18:30)

A Battelle-led team has been awarded a contract for the provision of joint training and exercise support to the US States Pacific Command (USPACOM) J7 training and exercises directorate.

A Battelle-led team has been awarded a contract for the provision of joint training and exercise support to the US States Pacific Command (USPACOM) J7 training and exercises directorate.

Under the terms of the $21.5m agreement, Team Battelle, comprising Cubic and Native Hawaiian Veterans (NHV), will provide support to USPACOM J7, which participates in an average of 21 joint exercises each year and an estimated annual total of 140 joint-event life cycle events.

"We understand the importance of preparing our forces for the full range of military operations, as well as sustaining a high level of effort to address the day-to-day challenges of our deployed units and personnel."

Specifically, the team will assist the joint training and exercise directorate in the planning, rehearsal, conduct and assessment of a comprehensive programme of joint-service and partner-nation training and exercise events and related activities, such as table-top exercises, senior leader seminars and interoperability workshops.

Battelle programme manager Sam Christopher said that the team's goal is to enhance the success of training and exercises throughout the PACOM area of operation.

"We understand the importance of preparing our forces for the full range of military operations, as well as sustaining a high level of effort to address the day-to-day challenges of our deployed units and personnel," Christopher said.

Support services under the contract are scheduled to continue over the next three years.

Led by the Pacific Command (CDRUSPACOM) Commander, USPACOM is a Unified Combatant Command of the US Armed Forces, responsible for the Pacific Ocean area of responsibility (AOR).

Working in collaboration with other US Government agencies and regional military partners, the command promotes security and peaceful development in the Asia-Pacific region by deterring aggression, advancing regional security cooperation and responding to crises.

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