Effects of Strategic-Level Interagency Training – The National Security Program's EXERCISE STRATEGIC WARRIOR


  1. Thompson, M.M.
  2. Piasentin, K.A.
  3. Febbraro, A.R.
  4. Holton, T.
  5. Gill, R.
  6. Eustace, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
The current research assessed the training evaluations of senior Canadian Forces (CF), international military, and Canadian civilian Government Partners who participated in EXERCISE (EX) STRATEGIC WARRIOR 12, a strategic-level operational planning exercise that is part of the 10-month National Security Program at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. Fifteen students (4 Civilian, 9 CF, 2 Other Military) completed an initial demographic survey. Twenty-four volunteers (6 Civilian, 10 CF, 8 Other Military) completed a post-EX survey designed to capture students’ assessments of various aspects of the STRATEGIC WARRIOR training exercise. Descriptive analyses revealed that, in general, both civilian and military participants felt that the exercise was valuable and that the team processes related to the EX within their syndicates were successful. Most civilians felt that the EX took into account important aspects of the mandates, processes and approaches of their home organization. However, only half of the civilians felt that the EX prepared them for future roles in developing a strategic response to a complex conflict environment. Future research should explore additional methodologies for assessing the value of interagency training; for instance, through a comparison of student and subject-matter expert assessments, longitudinal research comparing training assessments to operational processes and outcomes during comprehensive missions, and, where possible, the development of

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Whole of Government;Comprehensive Approach;JIMP;interagency training;Exercise Strategic Warrior
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TM-2013-021 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Feb 2013
Number of Pages
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