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 NFIU Latvia
Colonel Jānis Gailis
Krustabaznicas Street 11
Riga, LV-1006

NATO Force Integration Units (NFIUs) are part of the NATO Force Structure (NFS) under the primary responsibility of Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR); they have no deployable remit. NFIU Latvia is one of four NFIUs under operational Command and Control (C2) of Headquarters Multi National Corps North East (MNC NE) which, itself, is a headquarters within the NFS. NFIU Latvia is one of six first-wave NFIUs together with those established in Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania.

Assigned specifically to the Latvian territory, with primary responsibility to facilitate the rapid deployment of the VJTF and other NRF elements at high readiness levels in order to enhance Alliance responsiveness.

Main tasks:
  • Prepare and support the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (RSOM) of the VJTF, and other NRF elements;
  • Support Article V operations, planning and exercises, including fostering coherence with national defence planning;
  • Support to Non-Article V operations, where appropriate, and agreed by Nations;
  • Coordinate and assist multinational training and exercises in Latvia;
  • Prepare and support the sustainment of the VJTF, and other NRF elements;
  • Support the ongoing Assurance Measures (AM), including preparing to receive, support the integration into operational C2(s) and enable the sustainment of Combat and Combat Support elements engaged in AM activities.

NFIU Latvia was activated as an International Military Headquarter on 1 September 2015. Official inauguration ceremony of all 6 NFIUs took place on 3 September 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The official opening ceremony of NFIU Latvia took place on 17 November 2015.

41 in the NFIU
  • 20 Host Nation
  • 21 international

Participating countries:    
  • Latvia

  • Belgium

  • Denmark

  • Canada

  • Germany

  • Lithuania

  • Netherlands

  • Poland

  • Slovakia

  • Spain

  • Türkiye

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

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