1 MPAT TEMPEST EXPRESS 24 (TE-24) Initial Planning Workshop Good Day. My name is_________________ and I will be giving a brief overview on the MPAT program and TE-247 November 2013
2 AgendaMPAT OverviewTE-24 IPC Overview and Discussions
3 What is MPAT? A cadre of military planners ... From nations with Asia-Pacific interestsCapable of rapidly augmenting a multinational force (MNF) headquarters (HQ)Established to plan and execute coalition operationsIn response to military operations other than war (MOOTW) / small scale contingencies (SSC)Secretariat based at USPACOMThe climate of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region is very conducive to multilateral dialogue and the development of effective strategic, operational, and tactical planning and execution skills to meet on-going and emergent security challenges.Many of the necessary planning skills and personal relationships used to form effective multilateral partnerships can be found within the Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) program.The MPAT is made up of a cadre of experienced military planners, capable of rapidly augmenting a multinational force headquarters (MNF HQ), to plan and execute coalition military operations primarily at the lower end of the spectrum of conflict.The primary focus of MPAT is to improve multinational interoperability at the operational level of command.
4 A Multinational Program Consists of cadre of MNF planners from the region:Skilled in common crisis action planning procedures (MNF SOP)Meets twice annually to:Share information & develop procedures (MNF SOP)Practice CTF HQ activation, formation, & planning processesAdministers the MNF SOP for international useIncludes interested nations, International Organizations (IOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), & United Nations (UN) agenciesIncludes Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with skills tailored for each eventMPAT is a rapidly maturing multinational program established in early MPAT was established to develop procedures to facilitate the rapid and effective establishment and/or augmentation of multinational coalition task force headquarters (CTF HQ).MPAT is not a program with formal participatory agreements. The key factor in program success to date has been the informal ad hoc nature of the program. Without memorandums of agreement, terms of reference, or other more formal arrangements, the program has been able to share information and all participants have been able to jointly develop concepts and procedures without formal policy constraints – a key inhibitor to multinational interoperability when working with other nations.The MPAT program includes military planners from all interested nations and also incorporates expertise from International & Non-governmental Organizations and the UN. The MPAT program belongs to all interested nations.
5 MPAT Objectives & Methods Improve Speed of Multinational Crisis ResponseImprove Multinational Force InteroperabilityIncrease CTF / MNF Mission EffectivenessUnity of EffortDevelop and become familiar with common Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for MNF HQStrengthen & Practice Common Crisis Action Planning ProceduresDriven by Asia-Pacific regional prioritiesThe operational objectives of the MPAT program are:Increase speed of initial crisis response by a multinational force in the Asia-Pacific region.Improve the interoperability of coalition or combined forces, or multinational operations where nations work in parallel with each other.Improve overall Multinational Task Force Headquarters mission effectiveness.The two primary methods by which MPAT supports these objectives are by:Developing a cadre a skilled multinational military plannersDeveloping a common set of proceduresThis program will ultimately save lives as we improve the multinational capability to rapidly and efficiently respond to a disaster, humanitarian crisis, or complex contingency.
6 MPAT Participating Nations Australia Bangladesh BruneiCambodia Canada East TimorFrance Fiji GermanyIndia Indonesia ItalyJapan Korea MalaysiaMaldives Mongolia NepalNew Zealand Papua New GuineaPhilippines Singapore Solomon IslandsSri Lanka Thailand TongaTuvalu United Kingdom United StatesVanuatu Vietnam(31 total countries)This is a list of current nations participating in the MPAT Program.Most are from the Asia & Pacific regions.The nations outside the region (Canada, France, Germany, Italy & the UK) participate in MPAT because they are also members (along with Australia & the US) in a multinational interoperability program called the Multinational Interoperability Council (MIC) which seeks to improve military interoperability at the strategic & policy level.By including MIC nations in MPAT, we help to ensure that interoperability at the strategic/policy level is being done in concert with interoperability efforts at the operational/planner level, and vice versa.
7 MNF SOP - Operational Focus MPAT - MNF SOP MissionsMajor Conflict (War)Large scale offensive &defensive combat operationsMNF SOP - Operational FocusHostilities will occurSmall ScaleContingencyPeaceEnforcementCombatingTerrorismHostilities may occurCounterinsurgencyProtection ofShippingCounterdrug OpsCounterterrorismDisarmament,Demobilization &ReintegrationAnti-PiracyConsequenceManagementMOOTWHostilities unlikely, but possiblePeacekeeping OpsNoncombatant EvacuationOperationsAntiterrorismShow of ForceDisaster ReliefHumanitarian AssistanceFreedom of NavigationDomestic SupportPersonnel Recovery OpsCBRN-TIMMOOTW(Mil Ops Other Than War)
8 MPAT Venues MPAT SOP Development Workshop: MPAT TEMPEST EXPRESS (TE): Develop MPAT Program RecommendationsDevelop / Refine MNF SOP (LKA – June 2013)MPAT TEMPEST EXPRESS (TE):TEMPEST EXPRESS is a US Military Funding Program for multinational exercisesStaff Planning Workshop (LKA – April 2014)Scenario-driven, operational-level planning eventBased on partner planning prioritiesMPAT Participation in Other Events:USPACOM - Partner Multinational ExercisesCOBRA GOLD, BALIKATAN, GEMA BHAKTIRegional & International Forums / PlanningUN Conferences, NPL & PHL CONOPSReal World Crisis ResponseUNIFIED ASSISTANCE (2004 Tsunami Relief)CARING RESPONSE (2008 Cyclone Nargis )THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF MPAT EVENTS. THE TEMPEST EXPRESS HQ STAFF PLANNING WORKSHOP AND SOP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP. MPAT WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT TWO TEMPEST EXPRESS STAFF PLANNING WORKSHOPS, AND AT LEAST ONE MNF SOP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP PER YEAR.IN ADDITION, COORDINATORS OF OTHER EVENTS, FROM THE US AND OTHER NATIONS, MAY INVITE MPAT PLANNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR EVENTS SUCH AS EXERCISES, SEMINARS, & WARGAMES, ETC.
9 Program History MNF SOP Development MPAT Tempest Express Workshops 17 International MNF SOP development conferences since 2002Continuous effort at HQ USPACOMLatest Version: 2.9, October 2013 was developed in Colombo – June 2013MNF SOP 18 Workshop in Canada, 2015MPAT Tempest Express Workshops23 Previous workshops, in 12 nationsFull spectrum of operationsFictional and real-world scenariosTE-24 in Colombo will be 24th in the seriesTE-25 in Kuala Lumpur, June 2014This is a list of all past MNF SOP development events.
10 Building Relationships MPAT ProgramMultinational ProgramImprove Multinational Military OperationsBuilding RelationshipsBuilding CapacityMilitaryMPAT’s fundamental effort is to build relationships and capacity between militaries, other elements of government and the international humanitarian community to respond to sudden onset crisis in a unified fashion to achieve better results.UnifiedActionCivilGovernmentInternationalHumanitarians
11 MPAT TE-24 IPC Agenda Goals and End State Exercise Format Planning ConsiderationsProposed ScheduleParticipantsProposed NationsUSA / Sri Lanka ResponsibilitiesContact InformationDiscussionI’ll now go over an over view of TE-24, covering these items
12 TE-24 Overall Goals and End State Improved Government of Sri Lanka capability to respond to CBRN-TIM disaster(s) requiring international assistanceImproved Sri Lanka military capabilities and greater exposure to multinational military planningDevelopment of DRAFT Sri Lanka CBRN-TIM Plans in conjunction with local civil organizations and international respondersMilitary-Police-Fire-Civil DefenseFurther testing and refinement of relevant portions of the MNF SOPTE-24 has ? overall goals, or end states.1212
13 TE-24 Exercise FormatOperational-level multinational planning activitiesChemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Toxic Industrial Materials (CBRN-TIM) Disaster Scenario(s)Academics (1-Day, 1 ½ Days) followed by small-group planning (4 Days)Small Group PlannersGroup 1 – Colombo Harbor / City disasterGroup 2 – Sri Lanka national level disasterGroup 3 – Sri Lanka UN PKO contingent gets CBRN-TIM tasking while on missionGroup 4 – Optional Group, vary parameters from aboveDifferent city, chemical, casualties, etc.Military and civilian SMEs in each groupPlenary session on last day where planners brief results to senior officialsTE-24 has 2 overall goals, or end states.1313
14 TE-24 Planning Considerations Venue: Local hotelTBD pending site inspectionsPlenary, 4 syndicate rooms, 2 secretariat roomsSri Lanka participation / observersMilitary: mix of participants / observers (LCDR-CAPT)Civilians: Based on Sri Lanka recommendationMultinational military and civilian participationScenario Development:Scenario must be “large enough to garner international response”Scenario location information dependent on Sri Lanka plannersPaper / digital maps from host nationSri Lanka SMEs (TBD)Academics (Sri Lanka contributions)Sri Lanka Military OverviewSri Lanka National OverviewOverview of existing plans (TBD)Objectives14
15 TE-24 Planning Considerations Small Group BreakoutMixed nationsMixed serviceMixed skillsMilitary and civilianApproximately 20 planners per groupOpening / Closing CeremoniesVIPsGroup Photo30 Minutes in lengthIcebreaker / SocialCultural Event (optional)UniformsEvent RegistrationObjectives15
16 Proposed TE-24 Schedule April 2014 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 30 311234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829RegistrationOpen CeremonyAcademicsAcademicsBreakout GroupsCultural EventStaff Planning / Briefing DevelopmentOut BriefsClosing CeremonySunday is a training holiday.WE resume on Monday, finishing on Wednesday, when we will brief the commander on the Commander’s Estimate and CONOPS, and conclude with the closing ceremonyEvent Daily Start / Stop Times: 0830 and 1700
17 TE-24 Participants Sri Lanka Armed Forces Staff TE Event Planners Sri Lanka Military as Lead Nation in scenariosSri Lanka Observers (TBD)Sri Lanka Governmental OfficesDefence MinistryForeign MinistryPoliceFireMedicalCivil DefenceUSA MPAT Event StaffInvited MPAT Nations (next slide)Local / International CBRN-TIM Organizations (TBD)Local / International Humanitarians (TBD)These are the proposed participants.
18 (21 Participating Nations, 80-110 total participants) TE-24 Proposed NationsAustralia (6-8) Bangladesh (2) Brunei (2)Cambodia (2) Canada (2) France (2)Germany (2) Japan (2) Korea (2)Malaysia (2) Maldives (2) Mongolia (2)Nepal (2) New Zealand (2) Philippines (2)Singapore (2) Sri Lanka (Host) Thailand (2)United Kingdom (2) USA (10) Vietnam (2)(21 Participating Nations, total participants)Suggested nations, based on EQ ability, exposure and experience
19 USA / Sri Lanka Responsibilities Event planning: development of scenario, design, supporting materials, website, computer equipment and networksInvitations: to foreign militaries, UN agencies and other organizationsFunding: for commercial venue; certain countries’ participation and external humanitarian organization participantsSupport Sri Lanka in planning, organizing opening and closing ceremoniesSri Lanka Armed ForcesEvent planning: development of scenario, supporting materialsSri Lanka-specific briefingsPlan and organize opening, closing ceremoniesAirport reception for incoming personnelForce protectionSupport event planning as requiredUS and BGD tasks
20 USA Contact InformationUSPACOM / J716 MPATMr. Pete DeFelice:MPAT Team LeadMr. Bernie Carey:TE-24 Event Lead PlannerMr. Bob Holub:TE-24 Admin and LogisticsUS Embassy Team - ColomboUS Team