Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team Annual Training Cycle Commences
Brunssum, Netherlands – This week Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) has started its annual Training Cycle for its Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team (OLRT) in order to maintain the necessary level of training and professionalism required as one of two assigned deployable Joint Task Force Headquarters in NATO. This means that JFC Brunssum must be ready to deploy a well-trained and educated fact finding team on short notice whenever necessary to gain, and then maintain, situational awareness and first assessment on any possible security crisis NATO might engage in.
Together with its sister Headquarter in Naples, JFC Brunssum is tasked to fulfil a wide range of tasks allocated as a result of a renewed and improved NATO concept governing the enhanced NATO Response Force (eNRF). In terms of deployability this means starting with small teams sent to a mission area for particular purposes, but steadily increasing in numbers and responsibilities – up to a maximum of 800 personnel – to form a Joint Task Force Headquarters.
In response to the changing security environment, NATO has already evolved and adapted to meet many new challenges – world-wide as well as at the Alliances borders. Knowing enhanced training leads to enhanced readiness Brunssum's personnel include an expansive range of topics in their preparations. Amongst other issues these include mounting and deploying procedures, communications protocols and the refreshing of many basic soldiering skills.
The outcome is that JFC Brunssum maintains levels of high readiness that enable it to quickly react to any emerging security situation.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office