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nato geo logoExercise Background
Following the 2008 Bucharest Summit Declaration, a "NATO Georgia Commission" (NGC) was established, in September 2008, to serve as a forum for both political consultations and practical cooperation to help Georgia achieve its goal of transformation towards NATO standards; NGC creates the Substantial NATO Georgia Package (SNGP).

In September 2014, Heads of State and Government endorse SNGP and its initiatives during the 2014 Wales Summit; SNGP serves as a vehicle to Defense Capacity Building. In October 2015 the NATO Military Committee approves a Bi-Strategi Command assessment and recommendation to conduct Periodic NATO Exercises in Georgia.

Exercise Aim
The NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016 (NATO-GEO EX16) is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored Computer Assisted Exercise / Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX). The exercise will educate and train Georgian Armed Forces (GAF) General Staff (GS) to plan and conduct an exercise with a Georgia-led Multinational Brigade Headquarters in a Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation. The exercise consists of limited complexity involving combat incidents with some medium intensity moments. The Multinational Brigade HQ is the primary training audience. Training will be conducted at the Joint Training and Evaluation Center, Krtsanisi Georgia.

For visitor registration and for Distinguished Visitors (DV) Day registration, click here.

Key Players

  • OSE (Officer Scheduling the Exercise) – HQ, Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
  • OCE (Officer Conducting the Exercise) – Georgian Armed Forces
  • ODE (Officer Directing the Exercise) – Joint Force Training Center
  • Mentor – HQ LANDCOM: provides “process-focused” advice and mentorship on the NATO Exercise Process to the OCE. Additionally, provides support to the GEO Armed Forces Staff, JTEC Ex Planners, GEO MOD Staff (LEGAD, Protocol, STRATCOM, MEDIA, Other staff sections)
  • Allied Participation - Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.
  • Partner Participation - Ukraine

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trje15crest logo250Exercise Trident Juncture 15 (TRJE 15) is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored exercise that will train, exercise, and evaluate Joint Force Command Brunssum's (JFCBS) command and control of NATO Response Force (NRF) 2016.

It will be the venue for JFCBS’s Full Operational Capability (FOC) and a venue for certification of the NRF. This exercise will also be used as a means of demonstrating NATO’s Visible Assurance, supported by strategic communications (STRATCOM) and NRF capabilities to tailor, plan, prepare, deploy, and sustain forces. The level of ambition for Part 1 is to conduct a Non-Article V Major Joint Crisis Response Operation primarily involving high intensity modern warfare and the use of military capabilities in contemporary situations. Part 2 will focus on tactical level training of forces allocated to the Live Exercise (LIVEX).

TRJE 15 is the Alliance’s post ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) “High Visibility” exercise (non-Article 5/CRO), and a flagship activity for NATO’s Connected Forces Initiative (CFI). The exercise will set the standard for a NATO prepared for future challenges and help demonstrate the transformation of the NATO Force Structure and NATO Command Structure. This exercise will be used as a means of demonstrating NATO’s Visible Assurance, supported by strategic communications (STRATCOM) and NRF capabilities to tailor, plan, prepare, deploy, and sustain forces.

TRJE 15 will be the largest NATO LlVEX since 2002 (Exercise Strong Resolve) and as well as being the main accreditation event for the NRF 2016, and for JFCBS FOC, it will serve as the flagship of the Connected Forces Initiative. HQ SACT and JFCBS will ensure that all Alliance and national training objectives are met.

Distinguished Visitors (DV) venues:

The DV Day Campaign consists of 3 DV Days (Spain, Portugal and Italy):

  • October 19th, the Italian DV Day will consist on an Opening Ceremony in combination with an air force heavy event;
  • November 4th, a Military Capability Demonstration Day in Spain, which will be a land forces heavy event in the biggest land training area of the exercise, namely SAN GREGORIO training area;
  • November 5th, a maritime heavy event in Portugal.

Trident Juncture photos

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trle14General data:

TRIDENT LANCE 2014 (TRLE 14) is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored NATO CPX/CAX. The scenario setting will stage a NATO-led Article 5 Collective Defence major joint operation (MJO+) to exercise LANDCOM as the Land Component Command (LCC), subordinated to a joint HQ, in commanding and controlling a multinational deployed force during decisive operations, as a follow-on force to a NRF initial entry operation (the continuation of TRIDENT JUNCTURE 14).

This exercise will serve as a venue to train and exercise LANDCOM as the Land Component Command (LCC) Headquarters for JFCNP. As LCC, LANDCOM will command multiple NATO corps HQs conducting full spectrum operations in an environment larger than MJO.

This two-level (operational) Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX) will serve as a venue to evaluate LANDCOM as Single Service Command (SSC) HQ over multiple corps to include NRDC-GR and NRDC-TU, in accordance with SHAPE and NAC guidance including SACEUR's Annual Guidance on ETEE (SAGE) 2014 and the CFAO.

Execution phase / IIIB:
5-12 Dec 2014, PTA in Grafenwoehr / DEU

DV Day:
SACT has made the transfer of authority to COM LANDCOM.

Points Of Contact:

LANDCOM:
OCE OPR / PROT:
MAJ Erkut Turkan, NCN:423-2716, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Civ Ganka Peykovska, NCN:423-1057, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OCE OPR:
LTC Douglas Aydelott, NCN: 423-1378, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LTC Ralph Jeroma, NCN:423-1268, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ACT:
OSE OPR:
LTC Josef NEJEDLY, NCN: 555-3718, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LTC Thierry Thozet, NCN: 555-3151, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JWC:
ODE OPR:
LTC Frank Aarrestad, NCN: 323-9425, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LTC Sait Kilincarslan, NCN: 323-9306, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

trjr2015 logoGENERAL INFORMATION
TRIDENT JAGUAR 2015 (TRJR 15) is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored NATO CPX/CAX to independently train and evaluate ARRC and NRDC-ITA in a Joint Task Force HQ role, planning and conducting a Crisis Response Small Joint Operation (Land Heavy), in a high intensity, complex military civilian and asymmetric, failing state environment, involving warfighting in the early stages.

Both HQs are to conduct the execution phase of the exercise in Joint Warfare Centre, Stavanger, Norway at distinct timeframes ; 20-27 Apr 15 for NRDC-ITA and 8-15 May for ARRC.

DV Day Events:
SACT has delegated the conduct of two DV Day events, one for each execution phase, to the OCE, COM JFC NAPLES. The scheduled days are 24 Apr and 14 May 15 respectively.

POINTS OF CONTACT
OSE Officers with Primary Responsibility:

LTC Ioannis KOUKOULIS, NCN: 555-3383, Tel +1-757-747-3383, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LTC Thierry THOZET, NCN: 555-3151, Tel +1-757-747-3151, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OCE Protocol:

CDR Brent SPILLNER, NCN 433-2634, Tel +39-081-721-2634