NATO C2 COE joined the execution phase of exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017 (TRJR17) for the Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF HQ) Rapid Reaction Corps France (RRC FR) from 6 to 17 March 2017 in Novo Selo (US Army Base) Bulgaria. The Exercise aimed to evaluate and certify RRC FR to be a part of the NATO Force Structure (NFS) Standby Forces for a period of one year, starting in July of 2017.
NATO C2COE participated in the exercise by supporting Joint Warfare Center (JWC) with a C2 Subject Matter Expert embedded in the Training Team. The exercise was also the venue to collect best practices to be included in the NFS JTFHQ Handbook. The handbook is a joint product of the NATO C2COE, JWC and the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) and came into existence on 29 November 2016.
The Director of NATO C2COE, Captain (NLD, N) Reneé van Pamelen-Hollenberg, attended the Distinguished Visitor Day held on March 16th. Numerous personalities both military and civilians, including the President, the Minister of Defence and the CHOD of Bulgaria and DSACT attended the activities organized for this day close to the Black Sea.
During the exercise, RRC FR focused on the process of planning and conducting a Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Land Heavy Small Joint Operation. TRJR17 improved RRC FR’s ability to respond to crisis in a complex and evolving combat environment. The key themes of the high-intensity exercise is focused on operational level command and control, crisis resolution, maritime security and air support, cyber, chemical, biological and radiological threats, logistic support, Strategic Communications and civil-military interaction.