Brunssum, Netherlands- Between 05 and 09 December a small team from Joint Force Command Brunssum conducted an Expert Team Visit (ETV) to Yerevan, Armenia. Amongst others, topics taught included the art of Information Operations (Info Ops) and Civilian Military Cooperation (CIMIC). This was the last of six programmed training visits to Armenia during 2016. The objective was to provide Armenian Staff Officers an introduction to these subjects, and their planning, in support of NATO operations, and to provide valuable training in preparation for future NATO exercises that nation might participate in.
The event was organised with the help of the Defence Policy Department of the Armenian Ministry of Defence - a department that incorporates international military cooperation.
Over the course of three days Brunssum staff, under the leadership of Lieutenant Commander Michelle Ward, provided a comprehensive briefing package. Most of the final day was deliberaty focused on practical exercises and case studies. This allowed the Armenian officers to practice what they had learnt - with some very impressive results.
This was a very enjoyable and successful ETV that further cemented the strong relationship that already exists between Joint Force Command Brunssum and our Armenian partners.
Story by JFC Brunssum, Public Affairs Office