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MISG (A) demonstrate capabilities during exercise

by Kip Chojnacki
Senior Operations Analyst/Trainer

FORT BRAGG, N.C.  (USASOC News Service, Nov. 4, 2014) — The 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) (MISG) (A)) recently conducted a group level battle staff and planning exercise demonstrating capability to organize and deploy in support of Joint Information Support Task Forces (JISTF).

The command and staff exercised its ability to battle track its regional and tactical Military Information Support Operations (MISO)  assets during a large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operation and test its reach-back support mechanisms.

As part of the exercise, the 4th MISG (A) also conducted detailed mission planning in support of a contingency operation involving replicated joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational interaction.

The 4th MISG (A) executed the ARSOF 2022 vision of multiplying potential partnerships within the Army, deploying a scalable JISTF organization to meet the emerging mission requirements creating an integrated and distributed training environment to improve the unit’s ability to provide trained and ready  MISO Soldiers to combatant commanders worldwide.

MISO forces are the Army' primary means to communicate with, inform and influence foreign audiences and provide the means to shape the operational environment.  MISO are used to maintain stability, deter aggression, undermine subversion, and maximize the effectiveness of the war-fighting commander's combat power  by influencing, informing and directing foreign audiences and populations in a manner consistent with U.S. national objectives.

The training exercise was supported by the new Special Operations Mission Training Center (SOMTC) at Fort Bragg, N.C. The SOMTC’s integrated approach to training provides realistic and objective-based training scenarios tailored to provide a cost-effective training option to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and other SOF forces.

The 4th MISG (A)  is the headquarters for the 6th, 7th, and 8th regional Psychological Operations battalions which are organized, trained, equipped to rapidly deploy forces worldwide to conduct Military Information Support Operations.