82nd Airborne Division

February 1, 2019
By Lt. Col. Brandon Baer, USA; Lt. Col. Vince Morris, USA; and Kathryn Bailey
1st Lt. Zachary Johnson, USA (l), uses a Nett Warrior end-user device during air assault training as part of Exercise Saber Junction 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. 1st Lt. Johnson is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, one of several units evaluating the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) during operational exercises to help inform design decisions for future Infantry, Stryker and Armor formations.  U.S. Army photo/Spc. Rolyn Kropf, USA

The U.S. Army’s current tactical network environment is not optimized to provide expeditionary, mobile, hardened or simple intuitive network capability under all conditions. Its full range of communication capabilities provides the communications backbone across all echelons, but if commanders face a disconnected intermittent limited situation such as during an electronic warfare attack, they must have the ability to turn to alternate communication methods or pathways.

This multipath diversity is especially critical during expeditionary, early entry, early phase operations when soldiers rely heavily on effective communications to initiate their missions before vehicles and other high-capability systems join the fight.

October 18, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Frederick M. O’Donnell, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

October 1, 2018
By Chief Warrant Officer 2 Juan Muralles, USA; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Wavell Williams Jr., USA; Maj. Nicolas Beck, USA; and Maj. Daniel Canchola, USA
The worldwide regional hub nodes, including in the Pacific, are the largest satellite transport nodes of the Army’s tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), enabling robust network communication exchange in, out and within theater. U.S. Army photo by Liana Mayo, PAO 311th Signal Command

Future U.S. Army regionally aligned forces will benefit from experiences—and solutions—discovered during last year’s integration with the U.S. Army Europe communications network. Although their communicators expected to hit the ground running when they arrived in theater, integrating tactical communications systems was more difficult than expected. Fortunately, new technology and soldiers’ know-how not only solved the immediate problems but also set the stage for easier communications integration in the future.

August 23, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus, USA, commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The world is on the verge of a space-based global mesh network that could provide full-motion video of the entire planet, and that could pose problems for the military.

August 23, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

July 17, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

July 28, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Michael E. Kurilla, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

June 30, 2015
 

Col. Ronald P. Clark, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

December 12, 2014
 

Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Brig. Gen. Malcolm B. Frost, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Col. Christopher G. Cavoli, USA, has been nominated for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.