JFC Brunssum Hosts International Organisation / Non-Governmental Organisation / Governmental Organisation Conference
18 Dec 2014
17 and 18 December Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum hosted an
Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 introduction seminar with International
Organization, Non-Governmental Organization and Governmental
Organization (IO/NGO/GO) partners.
In his opening remarks General Hans-Lothar Domröse, Commander
JFC Brunssum, emphasized that experience drawn from the conduct of
missions serves to underscore the fact that the military cannot
establish a sustainable peace on their own. In a mission the General
said: ‘the military sets the conditions for others to do their work,
amongst others, in the fields of reconstruction, education, the rule of
law, infrastructure and the provision of basic needs such as clean
water, food and healthcare.’
One of the main steps on the road to the
NATO Response Force (NRF) certification exercise, Trident Juncture 2015,
is the establishment of strong links with the IO/NGO/GO community such
that their views can be taken into consideration at each stage, from
exercise planning to exercise execution. This aids the delivery of
mission success via the use of a truly comprehensive approach.
A number of organizations that participated in the conference have
already expressed their intent to participate in Trident Juncture 2015.
Encouragingly most of these participated in Exercise Trident Joust
2014, conducted in Bydgoszcz Poland and, as a result, bring valuable
experience with them that will help shape their contributions.
Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, incorporating circa 30 000 troops, will
be conducted in Italy, Portugal and Spain towards the end of next year
and will be the largest exercise NATO has executed in recent times.