Maintaining Readiness for 2020: Academics at JFCBS
Brunssum, the Netherlands – Allied Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) will be the NATO Response Force (NRF) Standby Command in 2020 and preparation starts now. This week JFCBS is hosting the so-called "Academics" for HQs staff and those from nominated supporting commands: these serials lay the ground for Exercise Trident Jupiter 2019 (TRJU19) which aims to certify JFCBS for its NRF 2020 role. An essential part of the Academics is the Key-Leader-Training (KLT). The combination of Academics and KLT provide an integral and practical approach to prepare the staff for TRJU19.
This week's activities will provide a platform to share knowledge, generate common Situational Awareness & understanding, and establish a working structure/framework for the exercise. In turn, this generates a strong foundation for TRJU19 and ensures that the exercise nurtures the maximum possible learning benefit to all participants.
Note: The NRF is a highly ready and technologically advanced, multinational force comprised of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office