Future operations for multinational Battlegroups initially face specific challenges. As new groups form and emerge, differences rise during the process of uniting as one. Some defined areas-of-interoperability challenges and strengths include: human dimensions, language, policy and communications. Together these challenges make or break a newly formed alliance. However, once properly identified, those challenges immediately become strong differences, as partner nations rely upon a diverse set of multinational assets and skills. The first and most natural difference is the human dynamic.
An American soldier, a British soldier and 2 Romanian soldiers showing badges at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. The three nations are forming a new Battlegroup to support NATO's enhanced Forward Presence, 31 March 2017 / Photo by NATO
Creating the Battlegroup's new shared meaning and culture is important for morale, helps soldiers remain resilient and ready, and produces atmosphere. One which troops can build success upon. Interoperability is not possible without the human dynamic, and understanding the human dynamic starts with proper communication.
Teaming up as a unified alliance is more than joint training and enhanced interoperability. Well-trained soldiers will continue to fight even when a situation is dire, but soldiers who have bonded from repeated training, shared hardships, and even friendship, will give their last full measure for one another in combat. History is replete with well-prepared and highly motivated individuals taking the initiative away from an adversary.