Stavanger, Norway - General Erhard Erhard Bühler, Commander
Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS), visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC)
in Stavanger, Norway, 9 to 10 November to observe the ongoing NATO Exercise TRIDENT
JUPITER 19. Whilst there, the General
met with Headquarters Eurocorps leadership and staff (undergoing training at
JWC) as, upon completion of the exercise, they will be certified as the Land
Component Command for the NATO Response Force (NRF) 2020.
TRIDENT JUPITER 19 is an
Article 5 – “collective defence”- high intensity exercise designed to train the
NRF package and evaluate their Component Commands’ planning and conduct of a
high intensity military operation.
The serial is a Computer-Assisted Command Post Exercise based on a
fictitious scenario. Headquarters staffs
and units have the opportunity to test their processes in a controlled environment
in order to refine and improve coordination / interoperability at all levels.
General Bühler highlighted the important role of Joint Warfare Centre as
they have worked tirelessly to build the scenario with the desired effect to
make NATO better through this complex operational level exercise.
The General appreciated
well-engaged and well-trained soldiers: “I saw competent and passionate leaders
with outstanding capabilities, all in all excellently prepared for NRF.”