The field portion of Iron Wolf was preceded by an intensive preparation phase, during which preliminary orders were given and positions for combat companies were reconnoitered. Deployed with the German 401st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 1st Lieutenant Lara S., who is an S3 officer at the Battlegroup (responsible for operations planning), said: "Although our NATO partners have different procedures in staff work, we have synchronised them through daily cooperation." As an S3 officer, she was assigned to the exercise's forward command post alongside other multinational service members. During the ongoing battle, she briefed the Battlegroup Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Lars Neitzel so that he always had an accurate and complete picture of the situation for his decisions.
Tactical activities on the battlefield were assessed by the so-called "observer/controller teams". Iron Wolf culminated with a counterattack on the opposing force, which conclusively proven the capability of the Battlegroup to conduct operations in concert the Lithuanian Army.