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Officers experience combat team attack training with tanks
Wainwright, AB — The combat team commander’s course trains officers to accurately assess ground and enemy situations.
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This afternoon you are going to watch a mechanized combat team conducting a hasty attack against a small enemy position.
Sgt Jason Clark
The Brigade is running the Combat Team Commanders course. They’re training some of our majors in how to conduct combined operations combat team attacks.
The soldiers and tanks will be moving eastwards…
Maj Edward Frost-Kell
This time in 2012, it’s very different. We've used a brigade 1 CMBG to be the over arching brigade element to support the course. It's proving to be extremely effective. The young majors and captains on this course, if you imagine that they are either just about to take command or just in command of their squadrons companies and batteries. Its a huge experience for them to come out into the field in the Wainwright training area command combat teams beneath two battle groups the Strathcona and the 2 PPCLI Battle Group underneath a working living viable brigade headquarters. That has never been done before.
Great. Phase one is the primarily move. For mark, this phase will begin by brigade recce conducting a faint to the south…
Cpt Stephen Burk
Hasty attacks are all based on something we call in the army the combat estimate. We have a series of six elements you look at in order to make your decision quickly and effectively so you look at things like the situation of your friendly forces so what forces you have at you disposal, what the enemy situation is like and most importantly what the ground is like. So you let the ground define where you’re going to go.
Maj Edward Frost-Kell
In the last five years, we've had three (CTCC) in Wainwright and two in Gagetown. From my own perspective, there is no comparison. Wainwright is a much larger area from a manoeuvre perspective. It is much better. It affords the planners and the people executing the missions, a lot manoeuvre space to execute those missions. It’s a much better training area and I think it’s proved very worth while to have them here. Reporter: MCpl Dave Mc Veigh
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