Brunssum, the Netherlands – Exercise Steadfast Jupiter (STJU21) battle staff training commenced today at JFC Brunssum.
We train to understand deterrence in all its various levels, facets and variations!
The training will be conducted twelve hours per day, including over the coming weekend, for an eight-day period and focuses on preparing the headquarters' staff for participation in the main body of STJU21; which will commence on 19 October.
STJU21 is a defensive multi-tiered command post exercise of enormous complexity, focused on deterrence – one of the Alliance's main efforts. "We train to understand deterrence in all its various levels, facets and variations!" General Vollmer stated at the kick-off event. He highlighted that the aim of the training is to impart understanding of the terrain, available forces and opportunities within the exercise scenario in order to broaden comprehension of multi-domain deterrence. He also underlined that the battle staff training is a "great training opportunity for the staff of JFC Brunssum."
The Alliance's military exercise programme allows for a critical examination of current processes and emerging capabilities to ensure NATO is ready to cope with any security threat.
Exercises such as STJU21 are conducted to ensure NATO remains at high levels of readiness and capability.