Presentation on theme: "COL John A. Cox Signal Corps, U.S. Army G6 / CIO, U.S. Army North"— Presentation transcript:
1 COL John A. Cox Signal Corps, U.S. Army G6 / CIO, U.S. Army North Briefing toALAMO CHAPTER,AFCEA15 January 2013
2 AGENDA PERSONAL CAREER ARNORTH MISSION ARNORTH G6 ROLE THOUGHTS ON FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS
3 Personal Career 28.5 Years of Commissioned Signal Corps Service Tactical & Strategic AssignmentsCommand from Platoon to BrigadeMilitary Schooling from OCS to Army War CollegeI’m an Aggie – Call me “Johnny Signal”I see things from a non-technical (Mission) perspective
4 U.S. Army North USNORTHCOM’s Joint Force Land Component Command U.S Army North (Fifth Army) partners to conduct to:Homeland DefenseCivil SupportSecurity CooperationOur Purpose – to Protect the American People and our Way of LifeCoordinate Department of Defense (DoD) assistance to other Federal AgenciesProvide deployable command and control headquarters anywhere within the U.S. Northern Command’s Area of ResponsibilityProvide Civil Support and Homeland CBRN TrainingJoint Task ForceCivil Support(DCRF)NorthOperational ControlTenDefense Coordinating OfficersContingency Command Post(Task Force 51)(C2CRE-A)CivilSupportTrainingActivity
5 USARNORTH Force Array COL Hermans COL O’Connor COL Manning COL McCormickCOL O’ConnorCOL ManningCOL SchenkCOL HermansCOL MiklosCOL ButtsCOL NewkirkCOL HolmesCOL WilliamsDefense Coordinating Officer2619181120141316Army Emergency Preparedness Liaison OfficersJTFCivil SupportJTF-NorthCivil SupportTraining Group - EastNORTHCOMLiaison TeamHQDA Liaison263rd AAMDC(SCNG)63rd TAB(KYNG)167th TSC(ALNG)Highlight that we are not just stationed here at Ft Sam Houston, that the DCOs again are colocated with each of the FEMA Regional HQsOur CSRD is split between FT Sam and Atlanta, GA were our Training Group East is located (based on where they were when assigned to ARNORTH)We have LNO teams at NC and a lone LNO with HQDAThe circles w/ a number in each depicts the number of Army EPLOS opcon to that Regions DCO. Other services (AF, Marines, Navy) also have EPLOs but there is no formal relationship with the DCO.Highlight the COL Freehill is also responsible for PR/VI and COL Jenkins is responsible for Alaska5
6 Defense Coordinating Officer & Element (DCO/E) The DOD Conduit within each FEMA Region for DSCACo-located with FEMA Regional HQsFully integrated with States and RegionIntegrate potential Federal capability into State & Regional PlansCoordinate Department of Defense (DoD) assistance to other Federal AgenciesDCODeputyColonelLieutenantOperations/Plans2 Military2 CivilianMaterial Mgmt1 MilitarySignal2MilitaryTeam of 9Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)
7 Task Force 51 Contingency Command Post (CCP) On order, deploy to provide command and control for all Federal land forces assigned or attached to USNORTHCOM in HD/CS operationsAll Hazard:Natural / Man-made disastersCBRNSentinelThe OCPs again are not standing organizations but when required to deploy - the personnel would be pulled from the HQs staff – approximately 70-personnel.Each OCP is commanded by a Reserve Component General Officer – OCP1 is commanded by MG BO Basilica, ARNG and OCP2 is commanded by MG Jeff Jacobs, USAR. Since they are reserve GOs they are not full-time and the HQs manages their 179-days of utilization to ensure they train and exercise with their OCP.As the pictures depict they have two types of vehicles that support their deployments. The smaller SUV looking vehicle in the bottom left is our Emergency Response Vehicle or ERV. The OCP has three each and affords the cdr flexibility to position as required to gain and maintain situational awareness; the Sentinel (top right) is the comms vehicle that enables the OCP to create an actual command post capability within a hardened facility. The Sentinel is C5 and C17 capable.
8 Joint Task Force – Civil Support JTF-CS anticipates, plans, and integrates USNORTHCOM chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) consequence management operations. When directed, JTF-CS commands and controls designated DOD forces to assist federal, state, local, and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing critical support to enable community recovery.JTF-CSThe USNORTHCOM standing jointtask force headquarters for CBRNEConsequence Management responseChemicalBiologicalRadiologicalanticipate, plan, and integrate USNORTHCOM chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) consequence management operations. When directed, JTF-CS commands and controls designated DOD forces to assist federal, state, local, and tribal partners in saving lives, preventing further injury, and providing temporary critical support to enable community recovery.Transition: During steady-state operations we focus on the training aspect of preparing for our mission.NuclearHigh Yield ExplosiveUNCLASSIFIED8
9 Theater Security Cooperation Secure Land Approaches to the HomelandMilitary to Military relationships to enhance the overall security of North AmericaAssist our neighbors to build capability and capacity to defeat common threats on their side of our bordersThis highlights a bit more our efforts with TSC – our main focus has been with developing improved relationships with the Mexican Army. Our TSC focus is to Secure the Land approaches to the US – primarily by enabling (as best we can) the Canadian and Mexican Militaries to deny, deter and defeat our enemies on their soil before they approach the US.We continue to work our relationship with Mexico through our annual Border Commanders Conference and we unification of our TSC efforts with Mexico with JTF-N being assigned OPCON to ARNORTH.In Canada we see our point of entry with the six regional JTFs and to date have had two conferences with them to start to develop a viable working relationship. We have also assumed admin control for the MPEP to Canada and Mexico.
10 ARNORTH G6 Mission & Vision USNORTHCOM Mission…ARNORTH G6 Mission“Conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility (AOR); and as directed by the president or secretary of defense, provide defense support of civil authorities including consequence management operations.”.Plans, manages, coordinates, integrates and implements communications, information systems, and technology infusion in support of United States Army North.“To ensure the right information andtechnology are available in the rightplace, to the right people, at theright time – in an efficient andcost effective manner.”ARNORTH Mission…ARNORTH G6 Vision“US Army North (USARNORTH) conducts Homeland Defense (HLD), Civil Support (CS) operations and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) activities, as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to US Northern Command in order to protect the American people and their way of life. On order, USARNORTH commands and controls deployed forces as a Joint Task Force (JTF) or Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC).”
14 The ARNORTH G6 - We Are: CMD Group Commo 11.2% of the ARNORTH Budget The Theater JNCCAfter-hours Commo SptManagers of 52 ContractsThe HelpdeskARNORTH’s “Shadow DOIM”The Tactical Signal Support for TF51 and DCOs
16 THOUGHTS Seamless Integrated Networks (Tactical & Strategic) Rapid / Dynamic Systems & Applications AccessInformation AssuranceIntelligent SecurityTrue multi-level security“Enterprise” that provides all servicesCommon StandardsCommon Policy across DoDA True Common Operational Picture (Highly Configurable)Greater Integration of Social MediaBetter Sensor IntegrationRevolution of the Media (bias filters) and Awareness
17 Thoughts Continued Greater Reliance on Industry Greater Joint Solutions with ability to integratecoalition InformationCyber Integration in Systems & UnitsSystems won’t solve “Communicating;” it canonly facilitateOur Greatest Asset is Our Workforce