Satnews Daily
September 3rd, 2019

The 13th Schriever Wargame to Start on Behalf of USSPACECOM

U.S. Air Force Space Command (USSPACECOM) will conduct the 13th Schriever Wargame at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama starting September 4, 2019.

The Schriever Wargame scenario, set in the year 2029, will explore critical space issues and investigate the integration activities of multiple agencies associated with space systems and services within a multi-domain environment. Schriever Wargame 2019 will include international partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This particular iteration of the wargame is centered on the following objectives:

(1) Inform people, processes, and technologies to advance USSPACECOM’s joint/combined operational missions
(2) Explore opportunities and challenges of national, commercial, and coalition architectures to synchronize effects that protect and defend the space enterprise
(3) Examine unity of command/effort to seamlessly integrate space operations and authorities across multiple classification and organizational levels
(4) Advance shared understanding of responsible behaviors in the space domain and impacts on national and coalition decision-making
(5) Investigate whole-of-government(s) and coalition options to control escalation across all domains.


The SW 19 scenario depicts a notional peer competitor seeking to achieve strategic goals by exploiting multi-domain operations. It will include a global scenario with the focus of effort toward the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. The scenario will also include a full spectrum of threats across diverse, multi-domain operating environments to challenge civilian and military leaders, planners and space system operators, as well as the capabilities they employ.

The SW 19 team will conduct this wargame on behalf of USSPACECOM, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Approximately 350 military and civilian experts from more than 27 commands and agencies around the country, as well as four international partners will participate in the Wargame.

U.S. commands and agencies participating in Schriever Wargame 2019 include the following: Air Force Space Command, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Naval Fleet Cyber Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, Executive Agent for Space Staff, Air Combat Command, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Space Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, the Intelligence Community, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of State and Department of Commerce.