Joint Force Trainer (JFT)
The Joint Force Trainer (JFT) acts on behalf of SACT to direct and coordinate all ACT activities in NATO’s areas of interest to train and educate individuals and to support collective training and exercises, at all levels of command, to continually provide the Alliance with improved capabilities to undertake the full spectrum of Alliance missions.
The JFT directs and coordinates education and individual training within ACT and for SACEUR and NATO HQ. The JFT directs and coordinates collective training support to SACEUR and NATO HQ. The JFT coordinates with SACEUR and nations to provide forces necessary to conduct training, exercises and experiments in support of transformational objectives. The JFT ensures that SACT’s transformational outputs, with regard to concept and doctrine development are integrated into individual education and training as well as collective training events, and, coordinates integration of experimentation with regard to these specific areas.
The JFT acts as principle advisor to SACT on all topics related to NATO, PfP and non-NATO individual training and education, exercises, training needs analysis and, as appropriate, evaluation. This includes acting as conceptual lead regarding these specific areas. The JFT provides, within HQ SACT, recommendations arising from both experimentation and the exercise analysis and reporting process that may initiate transformational activities, with regard to concept development, experimentation and doctrine development. The JFT maintains relationships, supported by MOU and other agreements, with NATO educational facilities, with other NATO organisations/agencies and with national/multi-national Centres
of Excellence (CoEs) regarding training and education, particularly with regard to school curricula.
The JFT is required to liaise with US Joint Warfighting Centre and other National centres to garner knowledge of emerging techniques concepts and doctrine, which are of transformational relevance to the delivery of training for NATO.