Exercise Trident Lance 14 Completes
11 Dec 2014
10 December -
Lieutenant General John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land
Command (LANDCOM), announced that LANDCOM has achieved Full Operational
Capability (FOC) at a press conference during Exercise Trident Lance
conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwoehr,
Francesca Tardioli, Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO’s
Operations Division who represented NATO HQs at the press conference,
stated: "Exercises are of critical importance, especially as we move
from a deployed NATO to a more prepared NATO in the post-ISAF era.
Exercises such as this are critical to maintain the military
interoperability we need.”
the opportunity to convey his message, Supreme Allied Commander Europe
General Philip M. Breedlove, said: "Exercises such as Trident Lance
serve to underscore the fact that NATO is ready, with highly capable
forces at its disposal, to meet security challenges head-on in a fast
and effective way.”
Commander LANDCOM added: "The exercise validated
LANDCOM’s ability to successfully command multinational forces engaged
in the execution of complex ground to air operations and rapidly deploy
those forces, as necessary, in response to an evolving crisis”.
Story Based on Article by: Sergeant Jeff Shackelford, 343 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.