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Exercise TRIDENT JAVELIN 2017 Academics Mark the Start of NRF 2018 Certification for JFC BRUNSSUM

Brunssum, The Netherlands - Outcomes of NATO’s previous exercises and missions, conceptual discussions and unparalleled scenario setting – this was the content of the Exercise Trident Javelin 2017 (TRJN17) academic seminars conducted 23 - 27 January at JFC Brunssum.
TRJN17, scheduled for November 2017, will be an exercise showcasing NATO’s determination and commitment to the collective defence of the Alliance. Based on an artificial scenario, JFC Brunssum and other participating NATO Headquarters in Europe, will combine their efforts to conduct a joint operation of a scale unmatched by any previous NATO exercise.
The purpose of TRJN17, conducted as Command-Post/Computer Assisted Exercise (CPX/CAX), is to train the NATO Command Structure and prepare it for future challenges. The autumn exercise represents the final step in the certification process for the command and control elements of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018, where JFC Brunssum will be the Standby Command for the year.
During the seminars participants had the chance to exchange their views and concepts for executing this demanding and ambitious exercise. Discussions were mainly designed to establish the conceptual baseline underpinning TRJN17 preparation and participation; however, the early identification of lessons learned from previous exercises and missions was also a factor. Emphasis was put on the necessity of a comprehensive approach and criticality of a sound legal framework.

The discussions, led by JFC Brunssum specialists representing the breadth of military professional disciplines, were ably supported by Joint Warfare Centre personnel from Stavanger, Norway, and attended by commanders and staff members of the headquarters scheduled to participate in TRJN17. The Joint Warfare Centre plays a critical role in artificial scenario development and execution of NATO exercises.
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