Malaysia, the United States, and other global partners will be participating in the Tempest Express-25 (TE-25) multinational workshop to be held in Port Dickson, Malaysia, from 12-20 June 2014.
This iteration is the latest in a continuing series of multilateral engagements in the Asia-Pacific region designed to promote regional peace and security, and enhance multinational capabilities and capacity of nations participating in the Multinational Planning and Augmentation Team (MPAT) workshop.
The activities conducted during the workshop will consist of academics related to multinational United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (PKO), Peace Enforcement Operations (PEO) and national Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) planning tasks followed by vignette-based planning staff exercises.
The workshop will combine MAF officers and civilian humanitarian agencies with military planners from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, East Timor, France, Germany, Indonesia,, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vanuatu who will refine staff skills required by military officers who operate in a coalition or UN Force headquarters as part of multinational Peace Support Operations effort. The workshop will be facilitated by a cadre of instructors and subject matter experts with extensive peacekeeping and peace enforcement experience as well as military planning experience from MAF and USPACOM. Finally, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross will also participate.