The 2015 Schriever Wargame wrapped up Dec. 17 at Schriever AFB, Colo. This year’s wargame was set in 2025, and the scenario was against a peer competitor in space and cyber—as opposed to a near-peer competitor, like in previous years, officials said. The game brought in US European Command as a main player, the first time a combatant commander has played that role. It also includes participants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, as well as space professionals from the Army, Navy, and several other US agencies and organizations, said Jason Altcheck, the executive war game director. “Having the allies participate with us has opened up the aperture so much,” Altchek said in a phone conference with reporters, noting that before the war game was even over, it had shown that the group of allies can accomplish much more than a single organization. The war game explored a full spectrum of space and cyber threats, recognizing that both are contested environments, Altcheck said. The first Schriever Wargame was in 2000.
Dec. 8, 2023