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November 8, 2013

Team Huachuca: Learns, works, thrives together

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Joint Interoperability Test Command Public Affairs

JITC’s Commander, Col. Doug Orsi, seated directly under the picture, explains the capabilities, functions and services provided by JITC to visiting senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Huachuca.

The Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, or JITC, here recently orchestrated two activities as part of the collaborative partnership known as “Team Huachuca.”

JITC hosted an Operations Research Design of Experiment course and facilitated a gathering of Fort Huachuca’s senior enlisted leaders to showcase JITC’s capabilities. Several Team Huachuca partners had students in the design course, and more than 20 enlisted leaders received a JITC command brief followed by a facility tour and test demonstrations.

“Ultimately, many Team Huachuca partners will try to open instructional courses to multiple Team Huachuca organizations,” said JITC Chief Scientist Randy Herrin. “Most will offer command briefs and facility tours to Fort Huachuca [senior enlisted leaders] on a rotational basis, supporting a mantra of ‘Learn, Work and Thrive Together,’ which synchronizes with Team Huachuca goals.”

“All commands and organizations of the Fort provide significant and valuable contributions to national security, but combined, Team Huachuca provides exponentially more value added,” said Jerry Proctor, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, or USAICoE.

“The [senior enlisted leaders] on Fort Huachuca are doing their part in supporting Major General Robert Ashley’s (commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca) effort to synergize commands,” said JITC’s Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown. “This means having an awareness of each command’s priorities; sharing a common thread; and spreading message to others about all the great things going on at Fort Huachuca.”

Hosting multiple Fort Huachuca organizations through collaborative training events is a key tenant of the Team Huachuca initiative.

“Opening up the [design of experiment] course to multiple organizations on Fort Huachuca, is another fine example of the growing synergy of Team Huachuca,” Proctor said.

The Design of Experiment course brought together more than 50 students and six different organizations from across Fort Huachuca to include USAICoE, the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate; the Electronic Proving Ground; the Fort Huachuca Garrison; the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command; and JITC.

Statistical rigor, design methodologies and other various operations research techniques taught during the course are widely used in the Department of Defense, or DoD. These methodologies and techniques can be particularly useful as fiscally constrained budgets necessitate resource optimization.

As the federal government continues to look for ways to reduce budgets, initiatives like Team Huachuca become even more significant. Sharing resources, information and training across the installation not only supports Fort Huachuca’s overall mission readiness and effectiveness, but also helps Fort Huachuca attract joint military exercises.

Fort Huachuca has a diverse fabric of organizations that constitute a “team” of capabilities spanning the DoD acquisition lifecycle. This is a core concept to its uniqueness that can lead to its selection as a location for joint, military exercises.

One such example is this year’s Enterprise Challenge 2013. EC 2013 was sponsored by U.S. Strategic Command with China Lake, Calif., and Fort Huachuca being the two primary test locations. EC 2013 provided the U.S. and foreign military services opportunities to integrate and operate information technology and national security systems and assess their interoperability in operational scenarios.

“Hosting these kinds of exercises is an excellent example of the synergy brought together by Team Huachuca in support of our nation’s warfighters,” said Col. Doug Orsi, commander, JITC.




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