The Hague, the Netherlands – Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Riccardo Marchiò, visited the Chief of Defence of the Netherlands, Admiral Rob Bauer, 01 November to discuss issues of current focus in NATO, specifically efforts to better reflect the evolving security situation through adaptation of the Command Structure and the implementation of outcomes from this year's NATO Summit.
As enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) is one of Brunssum' s main focus areas and the Netherlands are a troop contributing nation, this task at NATO's eastern flank, its challenges to NATO and the Allies, as well as its progress and further development, were intensively discussed. 'Jointness' is the key to success', General Marchiò stated.
The Netherlands play host to NATO's Operational Headquarters in Brunssum and thus Host Nation Support (HNS) issues were touched upon. General Marchiò expressed his satisfaction with the provision of HNS to his Headquarters, but raised potential challenges in the near future, as the command structure adaptation currently underway nears full implementation.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office