Brunssum, The Netherlands – After an intense 11-day training period, the largest Command Post Exercises in NATO, STEADFAST JUPITER 23, ended in Brunssum on 19 October, 2023.
With STEADFAST JUPITER 23, we tested our proficiency to respond to any possible aggressor threatening the Alliance... We have proven that NATO is fit to fulfil its task, which is to defend all members of our Alliance.
The Commander of JFC Brunssum, General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, and his HQ hosted participants from 17 nations and 24 Multi-National headquarters. In total, some 7,000 military and civilian staff trained in a complex scenario, at several locations all over NATO territory.
This kind of training is essential for the NATO Alliance to exercise its command and control capabilities to defend every inch of the Alliance against adversaries that challenge our sovereignty and core values. This involves NATO operating in a multi-domain environment on land, in the air, at sea, in space, and in cyberspace.
Under the overall guidance of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), specialists from various NATO entities confronted the participants – from General to Soldier – with uninterrupted tasking and evolving challenges, forcing the staff to continually adapt.
At the end of the exercise, General Miglietta concluded: “With STEADFAST JUPITER 23, we tested our proficiency to respond to any possible aggressor threatening the Alliance. It was a tiring, yet satisfying experience, and I thank my staff and all the participants for having successfully completed this intensive training, integrated across multiple levels. We have proven that NATO is fit to fulfil its task, which is to defend all members of our Alliance.”
A Command Post Exercise is a training event for Headquarters and NATO Commands to test and develop their ability to conduct complex military operations. It is computer-based and conducted by NATO units across the Alliance, and does not involve actual troop movements or activities.