Global Guardian is an annual command-level exercise sponsored by the US Strategic Command in cooperation with Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The primary purpose of the exercise is to test and validate nuclear command and control and execution procedures. Exercise objectives include live communications and the participation of all elements potentially assigned to USSTRATCOM in wartime, including USSTRATCOM's Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC), USSTRATCOM's Airborne Command Post (ABNCP), and external participation from national-level and other unified commands.
The exercise links with other exercise activities sponsored by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Unified Commands.
Global Guardian '03
Scheduled for 17 Oct 2002 through 25 October 2002. To exercise and evaluate STRATCOM procedures and tactics, effectiveness of C4I equipment in support of STRATCOM ops during a tran-/post-attack nuclear environment; reconstitution, redirection and retargeting STRATCOM forces.
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