Brunssum, The Netherlands - General Jörg Vollmer, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, visited the German Navy from 26 to 27 October.
In Rostock, about 200 kilometers north of the German capital, General Vollmer met the Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause.
Topics discussed included deterrence and defence, interoperability, current developments of the German Navy and its role within NATO.
The Commander also took this oppurtunity to recieve an overview about the German Maritime Forces Staff that were put in service in 2019. These staff, composed of national and multinational elements, were established to plan and conduct maritime operations along the Northern flank of NATO.
General Vollmer also adressed the leadership of the Navy Command with the newest developments from a JFCBS perspective, partly with a focus on maritime questions. "The better we understand the situation, the easier we can coordinate", he higlighted the important role of syncronisation and harmonisation for the Baltic Sea Region.
Furthermore, General Vollmer was informed about the German Navy offer to assume the so called Baltic Maritime Coordination Function (BMCF) which included impressions about the future maritime infrastructure.