General Mercier was warmly welcomed by German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander JWC and U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Roger Watkins, JWC’s Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.
Following a bilateral meeting with Major General Wolski, General Mercier received detailed mission briefings on JWC’s Programme of Work (PoW) as NATO’s premier operational-level training provider, with particular focus on exercises, scenario development and the new trial organization, which was implemented in August this year. General Mercier then addressed to the JWC leadership and shared his vision and expectations at this crucial time for the Alliance as it adapts to address complex threats and challenges.
In the afternoon, the visit programme continued with a guided tour of the Centre's state-of-the-art training facility, including visits to the 600-seat Auditorium and the TV Studio, all housing JWC's unique capabilities and cutting-edge technologies. During the tour, General Mercier received comprehensive briefings about JWC's simulation media and CAX (Computer Assisted Exercise) capabilities where he also observed a demo designed by the JWC's CAX team.
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