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RHLI LEAD BRIGADE COMPUTER-AIDED EXERCISE - "Ex Arrowhead Precept"
The RHLI have been chosen to spearhead exercise planning and conduct for 31 Canadian Brigade Group for the first half of 2011. Our first kick at the can came with Exercise Arrowhead Precept, held at 31 CBG HQ in London, Ontario the weekend of January 22 – 23, 2011.
The RHLI team was lead by Captain Alex Colic and supported by many others including Major Gary McQueen, Capt Willie McCarroll, our Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Brian Robinson, Lt (now Capt) John Coomber, Lt Victoria Adams, Officer-Cadet Andrew Roch, and Sgt Mike Hilmer. Together, they put key Brigade players through their paces in a realistic (but done only with maps, computers and phones) warfighting scenario in preparation for a major training exercise this coming summer.
Our CO, LCol Dan Stepaniuk, oversaw the complete show as the battlegroup commander, with the Commander of Land Force Central Area, Brigadier-General Fred Lewis, and our Brigade Commander, Colonel Mark Campbell on hand as observers. It's great training and a great experience for officers and NCOs alike to go through ? it is their "stock in trade" and why they joined.