Preparations kick off in Lviv for Rapid Trident 2017

The initial planning conference for the U.S.–Ukraine 2017 Rapid Trident regional command post and field training exercise is under way at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre of the National Army Academy in Lviv. Representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, U.S. Army, military personnel from Canada, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, and Great Britain have gathered to begin planning the exercise.

“The exercise Rapid Trident 2017 will focus on training an internationally staffed battalion of the land and assault brigade, and one battalion of the detached mechanized brigade. These units will take part in the command post phase, and will hone their skills in the field training phase. This will help build the capacity of allied and partner nations. It will also help enhance interoperability, as officers from different countries will be involved in the management of the international brigade”, says U.S. Army Capt. Milton Maddox, Exercise Plans Officer.  

Rapid Trident 2017 will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre on September 8-23.