Steadfast Cobalt 2018

In Summer 2018, the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence (C2COE) will provide expertise to the United States European Command (USEUCOM) as exercise evaluator and C2 subject matter expert for EXERCISE STEADFAST COBALT 2018 (SFCT 18). SFCT is the Communication Exercise used by NATO Nations to build, test, and confirm communications and networks that will be used in future TRIDENT series exercises, as well as in the case of an activated enhanced NATO Response Force.

The NATO C2COE will embed with the USEUCOM forward HQ element to observe, provide analysis and feedback, as well as provide best practices for future reference.

This will be the 2nd consecutive year the NATO C2COE will provide support to USEUCOM for SFCT. For information on SFCT 2017 please see our report: Analysis of Command and Control Aspects During Exercise STEADFAST COBALT 2017

The OPR at the NATO C2COE for STEADFAST COBALT 2018 is Lieutenant Colonel (NLD A) Jan Nijmeijers. He can be reached at