180827 jwc400The Joint Warfare Centre bids a fond farewell to General Denis Mercier.

French Air Force General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, visited the Joint Warfare Centre on Monday 27 August 2018 to offer his final farewell before his tenure ends in September.

General Mercier thanked the Centre for its dedication to move NATO’s transformation and military adaptation forward.

“The Joint Warfare Centre is extremely valuable, not just to Allied Command Transformation as the warfare development command, but to Allied Command Operations as the warfighting command,” General Mercier said. “The Centre is in the middle, between the two Strategic Commands. It contributes to the core tasks of the Alliance and plays a very important role in improving our responsiveness and military capacity.”

General Mercier underlined that NATO’s adaptation efforts aimed to ensure that the Alliance was well-postured for the future.

Recapping the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit, General Mercier said: “At the historical Warsaw Summit, NATO made huge decisions, focusing on improving our responsiveness and the transformation of our military capacity so that we can cope with the new security challenges and accomplish the three core tasks of the Alliance: collective defence, cooperative security and crisis management. These tasks today are more integrated than ever before.”

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