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1 1 Brigadier Mark Kelly, AM Australian Army Director - Combined Planning Group US CENTRAL COMMAND Brigadier Mark Kelly, AM Australian Army Director - Combined Planning Group US CENTRAL COMMAND

2 2 Australian Experience WW I, WW II – Coalition warfare – senior Ally lead. Post WW II – Cold War conflicts – senior Ally lead. Post Cold War – UN and regional peace keeping including lead nation role and command of UN ops. Post 9/11 – Global war on terrorism – coalition of the willing – Senior Ally lead. Coalition Operations

3 3 “I envision a Combined HQ capable of planning, coordinating, and executing military operations that leverage all elements of the OEF Coalition.” Commander USCENTCOM – July 2002 Commander’s Vision and Intent Build on success of Coalition contributions to OEF Sustain Coalition Increase International contribution to headquarters planning

4 4 CPG - Phased Integration Pre 9/11 -- Limited International Presence at CENTCOM Post 9/11 -- Rapidly grown OEF Coalition Winter Introduce Combined Planning to CENTCOM Staff Spring 03-Now -- Integrate Combined Planning into Staff Commander’s intent: Increase OEF Coalition staff integration CENTCOM Coalition Integration Work Group Established June ‘02JulyAugustOctoberSeptemberNovemberDecemberJanuary ‘03 CDR letters to CHODs requests nominees CPG established (U.S. reps only) Nominations received Selection and notification process First non-US CPG members arrive CPG concept developed and approved SNRs briefed on CPG concept Remaining non-US CPG members arrive CPG task loading, Interstaff coordination, team training CPG - From Concept to Operationalized Planning Capability

5 5 The CPG, as a HQ USCENTCOM staff element, will directly advise the Combined Forces Commander with strategic assessments, operational, political-military & civil-military analyses in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). Tasking will be directed by the JPG to ensure coherence of effort for planning and analysis tasks ranging from near to long-term, strategic to operational, military and humanitarian assistance. The creation of the CPG is a key step toward the evolution of further HQ USCENTCOM combined capabilities to take forward the Global War on Terrorism. CPG Mission JPG = Joint Planning Group

6 6 4 x Deputy Directors 3 x Intel Planners 4 x Ground Planners 4 x Air Planners 2 x Naval/Maritime Planners 2 x Logistics Planners 2 x CMO Planners 3 x Regional Planners 1 x Admin Specialist NCO CPG Manning Director-CPG One Star Flag Officer, Non-U.S. 26 x billets: 20 x non US 6 x U.S. Additional Planners and Staff Tasked from USCENTCOM, as required Combined Leadership, Combi n ed Team

7 7 Assessments Team Assessments Team LTC Mackie Maj Striedieck Lt Col Brodsgaard LTC Haringa LT Col Al-Malki LTC Mackie Maj Striedieck Lt Col Brodsgaard LTC Haringa LT Col Al-Malki Long Range Team Long Range Team LTC Furulund LCDR Gauthier LTC Epure LTC Furulund LCDR Gauthier LTC Epure Intel Support Team Intel Support Team Col Herbst Dep Director CAPT Mansergh Dep Director COL Chevant Dep Director COL Chevant The CPG Team Brigadier Kelly Director COL Rowe Dep Director Short Range Team Short Range Team LCDR Gall Lt Col Hulek LCDR Vila CDR Fakess LTC Poruba LT Col Akhmedov LCDR Gall Lt Col Hulek LCDR Vila CDR Fakess LTC Poruba LT Col Akhmedov YN2 Smith Admin Support MSgt Pinkston LTC Park Lt Col Franchini LTC Zaka LTC Gorski Maj Shaimerdenov CDR Pendergrass LTC Park Lt Col Franchini LTC Zaka LTC Gorski Maj Shaimerdenov CDR Pendergrass

8 8 CPG concept developed Nations provide nominations Selections made August ’02- Jan ‘03 December MarchAprilMay CPG Fully manned 26 Jan ‘03 June Integrated Planning Capability for the Command – Mapping the Way Ahead Afghanistan Strategic Level Review HOA CONOPS Spt Future of the Coalition considerations? JulyAugust AOR Commander’s Estimate ANA Ph II CONOPS Now - Integrate combined planning into the staff via the CPG Future - Explore opportunities to expand Combined Staff 26 personnel 20 nations One Team! CPG – USCENTCOM’s Integrated Planners November October September AOR Commander’s Estimate AFG Ph IV CONOPS Spt Theater Strategy Support Comprehensive AOR-Wide OEF Campaign Plan Review with Recommendations Regional Assessments


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