Along with the other U.S. Combatant Commands, the Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command “achieved its objectives” in an experiment last week to improve joint all-domain operations and the related use of joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2, capabilities. The goal is to improve the integration of sensing and information capabilities to achieve information dominance and decision superiority, said the leader of the commands.
North American Aerospace Defense Command
For the military commands that protect the United States on a 24/7 basis, the ability to have real-time information from a sophisticated sensor network is essential. Given the growing threats of U.S. adversaries to the homeland, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) are already harnessing the capabilities that Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) offers, including enhanced sensing, artificial intelligence, data integration and information convergence.
Col. Michael G. Koscheski, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, and deputy combined/joint force air component commander for 1st Canadian Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, USAF, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Northern Command, and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.
Maj. Gen. Daniel L. York, USAR, has been assigned as special assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command for Reserve Matters, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.