INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ENHANCEMENT TRAINING IS VITAL IN PREVENTING AND COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND

To further enhance the capability of troops in information management, WestMinCom in collaboration with Civil Affairs Support Team, CMSE, SOTF 511.2 resumed its Civil Military Operations (CMO) Template Database Training for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE), yesterday, October 29 at the WestMinCom Media Center.

It is the continuation of the same training which was first conducted last September 17-21, 2018.

26 military personnel from the different units under the WestMinCom Joint Area of Operations will undergo a 5-day hands-on workshop until November 2.

One of the objectives is to review and update the CMO template using the Palantir Lapis System which aims to institutionalize the CMO Template Database for PCVE. This is a scientific digital method to have a common understanding of the areas of concern in each Joint Task Force (JTF) of WestMinCom.

The said training is made possible through the kindness of ordinary American people who shared their resources to help military troops in other countries through an organization called Spirit of America.

This project is being implemented here by Palantir Representative Kevin Call, Spirit of America, Asia Pacific Project Manager Terrell Chandler, and Director of Fields Operations Ryan Frost.

“The purpose of this training is basically because we would want to make a difference” Ryan Frost said earlier.

Spirit of America also donated several high end laptops to our troops so they could effectively use the computer application in real time.

“This is a welcome enhancement training of our capability for our intensified operations in preventing and countering violent extremism. We should have a common grasp on where we are operating in order for us to be more effective and efficient in our military actions,” said WestMinCom Commander Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega.

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