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TG ARES - Figures. 209 men : Senior Officers 7 % Officers : 19 % Junior Officers12 %Senior NCOs20 % NCO’s : 53 % Junior NCOs33 % PVTS28 % PVTs : 28 % Average age : 32 years old Average Duty time : 12 years

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Tg ares figures

TG ARES - Figures

  • 209 men :

  • Senior Officers 7 %Officers : 19 %

  • Junior Officers12 %Senior NCOs20 %NCO’s : 53 %

  • Junior NCOs33 %

  • PVTS28 %PVTs : 28 %

  • Average age : 32 years old

  • Average Duty time : 12 years

  • Army : 66 % Navy : 17 % Air Force : 17 %Joint

  • Previous operations :

    • Congo – Ex-Yugoslavia – Kosovo – Albania – Afghanistan – Côte d’Ivoire – Djibouti – Lebanon – Iraq I – Republic of Central Africa – Rwanda – Chad – Somalia


Tg ares structure

TG ARES - Structure

Long Range Recce Patrols (Mounted) 12

LLVI

(Mounted) 6

Humint Team(Ped.)6

SOLE in BAF

(CJSOTF )

COM TG ARES

SOLE in KAF

(FOB 71)

Deputy

J 1 / J 4 / J 8

J 2

J 3

J 5 / J 9

J 6

LOGISTICS

SUPPLY

ADMIN

MED

CTDR

Agents

PUCs

SIGINT

NETWORKS

RADIO

STATIONS

Intelligence

Action

CT Team

CT Team

SR / DA Team

(Pedestrian) 12


Lessons learned from history

Lessons learned from History

  • Chinese guerilla rules

    • --> the main effort should go to HUMINT to understand, fight

    • and finally eradicate ENY covert activities

  • French counter guerilla methodology in Algeria

    • --> Political and military actions should be tightly combined

    • --> Keep a close link with the populace

    • --> Intelligence is of prime importance

    • --> OPSEC is vital to survive

  • Spetsnatz in Afghanistan

    • --> Discrimination between locals remains the major concern

    • --> SOF should get acquainted with locals


Decisions

DECISIONS

  • Perform according to guerilla warfare rules

    • - work in an area, live in another next to it

    • - give priority to Intelligence

    • - do your best to UNDERSTANDthe people

    • - be everywhere, at all times

  • Give priority to countering guerilla goals rather than fighting

  • guerilla warriors

    • - all SOF should develop a comprehensive insight of the situation

    • - all officers should take care of keeping the balances at a local and /

    • or regional scale not to let the guerilla work on any imbalance


  • Coas in ao ar s 1 2

    COAs in AO Arès (1/2)

    • "Nomadisation" IOT

      • - Know the area (landscapes, people, … )

      • - gather intelligence (through what you see, hear, feel)

      • - know the background noise

      • - produce background noise

      • (be seen everywhere, often but not for long,

      • meet officials)

      • - "forget" OP's

  • Cordon and search

  • Actions of opportunity

    • - uponconjunction

    • - according to intelligence


  • Coas in ao ar s 2 2

    COAs in AO Arès (2/2)

    • Develop networks

      • - Friends

      • - Agents

  • Deploy mobile FOBs

    • - in remote places

    • - for long periods of time

    • - supported by technical assets (IMINT, SIGINT)

  • Promote synergy

    • - with Afghan officials

    • - with Afghan forces (Police, AMF… )

    • - with Pakistani officials


  • Lessons learned in afghanistan

    Lessons learned in Afghanistan

    • Global approach

      • - Understand the stakes for everyone in order to provide

      • the proper answers

      • - Perform in a global manner, on all fronts at the same time

    • Tactical approach

      • - No dichotomy between Intelligence and action. Go from

      • cooperation to synergy

      • - Be versatile to respond to emerging situations

      • - Master the effects of your behavior


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