FORT DRUM Division leadership has taken to the field in order to test systems and prepare for potential deployments.
Thursday afternoon near the posts Sexton Field, soldiers were setting up computers and wiring through a series of three large tents that would serve as a division command post, which helps to provide information to subordinate units and create a common operation picture to help leaders make decisions.
The 10th Mountain Division headquarters does not have deployment orders, but trains to be sent worldwide to support division units and other friendly forces.
The divisions goal is to be able to set up anywhere, said Lt. Col. Patrick N. Kaune, commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
During the exercise, soldiers will test out the command posts satellite communication and other technology that would be used in the field.
The technology will oversee operations of the divisions 2nd Brigade Combat Team as it trains at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
Were able to see what theyre doing on the ground, Col. Kaune said.
The exercise also has been a test of the battalions ability to move gear into place.
Soldiers were able to bring in 104 vehicles and 31 Army tricon shipping containers within the course of seven hours, and set up the command post in about 36 to 48 hours, within Army standards.
The exercise will continue through Monday afternoon.