Indonesia, USA and partner nations ready for 2022 Super Garuda Shield
Indonesia, United States, and partner nations ready for Super Garuda Shield 2022 (Department of State/US Dept. of Defense)
Service members from Indonesia and the United States, joined this year by those from Australia, Japan and Singapore, will participate in Exercise Garuda Shield 2022 from August 1-14, 2022, at the training area of Baturaja, Amborawang and Batam Island training area. Indonesia.
Garuda Shield is an annual combined and joint exercise between the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), designed to build interoperability, capabilities, trust and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. Exercise Garuda Shield 2022 will be much larger in scope and scale than previous exercises, with many countries participating or observing for the first time. In addition to the countries that are actively participating, Canada, France, India, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the United Kingdom are expected to join as observer countries.
“I am proud to see how Garuda Shield has grown since last year – expanding this summer into a joint multinational exercise that includes all of our service components,” said General Charles Flynn, commanding general of the US Army Pacific. “It is a symbol of the US-Indonesia bond and the growing relationship between the land forces in this important region…because the land forces are the glue that binds the region’s security architecture together. We do this together by building preparedness, building relationships and building trust. By joining forces in this way, we sew the fabric of regional security into something lasting. »
Exercise Garuda Shield 2022, involving approximately 2,000 U.S. troops, 2,000 Indonesian army troops and additional participants from partner nations, will enhance combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchanges. The exercise strengthens the U.S.-Indonesia strategic partnership and advances regional cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The exercise will feature professional and cultural exchanges that strengthen the U.S.-Indonesia partnership through shared learning and training. Corps-and-Below trainings, academic exchanges, and professional development workshops will focus on areas such as humanitarian and disaster relief, as well as countering conventional threats, not conventional and hybrid.
A Command Post Exercise (CPX) will focus on UN peacekeeping operations headquarters tasks in a combined military context. A Field Training Exercise (FTX) will involve elements of each nation’s company force practicing combined and fundamental combat skills to improve interoperability and combined operational capability.
Questions regarding Garuda Shield 2022 should be directed to the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Col. Travis Dettmer at [email protected] and SFC Marcus Butler at [email protected]