805th Combat Training Squadron, ShOC-N

The 805th Combat Training Squadron (CTS) also known as Shadow Operations Center – Nellis (ShOC-N) located at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada, reports to the 505th Combat Training Group headquartered at Nellis AFB, Nevada.  The ShOC-N is Air Combat Command’s (ACC) focal point for experimentation, rapid development, and test support to Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) technical solutions and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for the Multi-Domain Operations Center (MDOC) of the future.  The 805 CTS provides relevant C2 experience with agile development operations (DevOps) and operationally relevant assessments (ORA) to assist in transforming ShOC-N into MDOC-N.  The 805 CTS’ mission focuses on evolving JADC2 concepts, applications, and architectures through capability development, training, and support to functional and operational assessment.


The 805th Combat Training Squadron’s mission is to evolve multi-domain operations (MDO) concepts, applications, and architectures for operational relevance through capability advancement and technical solutions. The squadron’s vision is to be the warfighter-centric, United States Air Force-organic focal point for JADC2 training, experimentation, rapid software development, support to testing, functional and operational assessment, and development of concepts and systems.


Experimentation – As a JADC2 Battle Lab, ShOC-N provides joint and coalition forces a secure multi-classification training and experimentation environment. These experiments and training events are presented in a peer-to-peer, major combat operations scenario for the greatest affect and relevance. ShOC-N supports events, programs, and initiatives including the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and JADC2.

Innovation – ShOC-N hosts a technical and operational environment to support events and exercises with joint, coalition and industry partners. The environment uniquely allows ShOC-N to shadow real world and exercise operations to provide Operational Relevance Assessments and drive future development. Examples of possible events/exercises in which ShOC-N can experiment and innovate include RED FLAG, NEPTUNEs, and Weapons School Integration.

Development and Integration – Subject matter experts and computer program specialists develop and integrate software, TTPs, and recommendations focused on enhancing the warfighter’s effectiveness. This effectiveness is amplified through machine-to-machine integration; thus enabling all-domain C2 and battle management.


The 805 CTS has approximately 13 enlisted Airmen, 19 officers, 39 civilians, and 41 contractors assigned.


The 805th Operations Squadron was constituted on 4 June 1952 and activated on 16 June 1952 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, under the 805th Air Base Group.  The squadron inactivated on 15 April 1958.  The squadron was redesignated as the 805th Combat Training Squadron on 3 July 2019.  The squadron was re-activated on 1 August 2019 and assigned to the 505th Combat Training Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada.


For more information about the 805th Combat Training Squadron’s mission, contact the 505 CCW Public Affairs office at 850-884-9476 or 505ccw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.

(Current as of Jun 2020)