4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 3:39 PM by William Frobe

    Asymmetric Warfare Group, US Army

    William Frobe Newbie

      What is the historical lineage of the Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, MD?  Were there other previous Army units that focused solely on solution development?         

        • Re: Asymmetric Warfare Group, US Army
          Rebecca Collier Navigator

          Dear Mr. Frobe,

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub!

          According to the Organization Authority File NARA uses for the National Archives Catalog, the Administrative History of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group is as follows: “The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) was established as a field operating agency under the control of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, by Department of the Army General Order # 2 of January 31, 2006. AWG was charged with eliminating, mitigating, and countering the effects of improvised explosive devices (IED's), and, as determined by the Secretary of the Army, other similar threats. The unit was stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The AWG conducted operational advisory assistance to Army and Joint Force Commanders enabling them to identify and close capability gaps, enhance training, and exploit enemy vulnerabilities in order to mitigate and defeat Asymmetric threats and help form a "mentally agile" and "adaptive" Army culture.”

          For additional information, please check the AWG web site at http://www.awg.army.mil/About.html.

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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