|Posted by George Freund on February 20, 2016|
By Dylan Baddour
Published 12:56 pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is looking for role players, most with past military, government or law enforcement experience, to take part in unconventional warfare training that will happen partly
special warfare exercise across parts of Texas and the nation will
bring civilian role players acting as journalists, government officials
U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Unconventional Warfare Exercise
16 (UWEX 16) is scheduled in at least three Texas counties for March
through June 2016. It may take many readers back to Jade Helm 15, the
SOC's seven-state realistic military training that riled some Texans'
fears of federal preparations for martial law.
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listings call for 18 hostage actors, six guerrillas, a journalist, two
"resistance force," an ambassador, a financier, an NGO worker and
officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of State,
among others. In addition to San Antonio, some will perform concurrently
in Arizona and Oregon.
But the involvement of civilian role players sets UWEX 16 apart. Job listings posted to Oak Grove Technologies
in November call for more than 30 actors to help simulate scenarios for
SOC trainings between March and June, including at least 25 who would
perform in San Antonio in March and April after preparations at the SOC
headquarters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
SOC spokesman Mark Lastoria was not immediately available Thursday morning to describe the contributions of the civilian actors.
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The "guerrilla-chief" role requires previous special forces experience, or "quantifiable previous experience as a Guerrilla-Chief." Others require past work as a government analyst, foreign service member or law enforcement officer. All roles require signatures on a non-disclosure agreement.
In West Texas, commissioners of Tom Green County approved the military's request to hold realistic training in the county, according to footage of a late October meeting.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, commissioners in November approved the same request in Bastrop County, which became the center point of Jade Helm frenzy in June when international media gathered to watch volunteer Texans attempt their own counter surveillance operation against some of the U.S. military's most elite groups.
That came months after Texas governor Greg Abbott mobilized the state guard to monitor the federal troops throughout the exercise, citing citizens' safety concerns.
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Many of the same blogs that sounded the first alarms of the truth behind Jade Helm were quick to assert that UWEX 16 was another step in a far-reaching conspiracy to imprison American people in their own communities.
SOC has said, and experts have agreed, that realistic military training off of federal property is neither abnormal nor cause for alarm.
In a Statesman report, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said he hoped UWEX 16's lack of a catchy name would prevent its spread on social media.
Click through our slideshow to see the role player jobs currently offered for the unconventional warfare training.
AND NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY. WELL ALMOST NONE.