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NFIU Lithuania

Colonel  Peter Nielsen
Kapsu, Street 44
LT-02189 Vilnius

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 Lithuania 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 Lithuania is one of six first-wave NFIUs together with those established in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.
Assigned specifically to Lithuanian territory, with primary responsibility to facilitate the rapid deployment of the VJTF and other NRF elements held 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 multi-national training and exercises in Lithuania;
  • 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.
3th September 2015 at a formal ceremony attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė; located at the HQ of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Vilnius.
40 in the NFIU
  • 20 Host Nation
  • 20 international
Participating countries:
  • Lithuania
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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