Exercise Silent Warrior
Host Location: Sahel Region of Africa
Summary: Exercise Silent Warrior is an annual Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) exercise that works to train Trans Saharan African national military forces in the conduct of various multilateral and bilateral operations in combating terrorism, promoting security and stability and protecting their sovereign borders from transnational terrorism. Training covers special operations forces type missions including staff officer training, civil/military affairs, psychological operations, and unconventional warfare.
Participants could be involved in the conduct of the exercise in one of four ways. They could provide French and English speaking staff officers or senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to act as mentors during the 1-week scenario driven Command Post Exercise. They could provide French and English speaking civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) teams to conduct training and operations in any of the participating Trans Saharan countries. They could provide French and English speaking psychological operations/military information support operations teams to conduct training and operations in any of the participating Trans Saharan countries. Lastly, they could provide a special operations task group or element and small command and control element to conduct training and operations in any one of the participating Trans Saharan countries in conjunction with a US special operations forces team Joint Combined Exchange for Training (JCET) or unilaterally with a Trans Saharan nation. Participating units would be responsible for travel arrangements and costs for their respective personnel.