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Mar 4 2024

British Higher Command & Staff course visits NATO headquarters Brunssum

Brunssum, The Netherlands. On Wednesday 28th February 2024, Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (HQ JFCBS) hosted a visit of over forty senior officers and civilians currently attending the United Kingdom’s Higher Command and Staff Course (HCSC).

Lieutenant General Lanchares, Deputy Commander of JFCBS, welcomed the course on behalf of the Commander, General Miglietta. During his opening remarks the Deputy Commander provided his perspective on a number of operational level matters; the imperative to adopt a Multi-Domain Operations approach, the importance of synchronisation between NATO and Nations, the evolution of JFCBS into a Joint Warfighting Headquarters, and the criticality of being ready to ‘Fight Tonight’ if required.

For the remainder of the visit the course received a range of comprehensive briefings focused on the political setting in which JFCBS operates, regional security and plans, and the conduct of activities across Joint Task Force Centre.

The HCSC is a 16-week post-graduate staff course for senior Defence and Security leaders, drawn predominantly from the British Armed Forces. The course prepares senior leaders (Colonel/Brigadier and equivalent) for the highest levels of operational command and control. Students hone their intellectual edge to meet the security challenges of a modern world of constant competition and sub-threshold conflict, while remaining at all times ready to command traditional warfighting operations.

Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office

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The Netherlands


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The Netherlands

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