2018, April 24 - 11:39am

From the 12th to 22nd April, 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) Headquarters (HQ) conducted Phase IIIA of exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 to demonstrate the deployment and the capabilities of the Initial Command Element (ICE) and the Joint Logistic Support Group (JLSG) HQ within the framework of the ongoing NATO Joint evaluation.

The aim of Trident Jaguar 2018 is to train, exercise and evaluate NRDC-GR in planning and conducting a Non Article 5 Crisis Response Small Joint Operation (SJO) Land (L) Heavy of limited complexity, under direct command of SACEUR, in a military, civilian and asymmetric threat environment involving combat incident with high intensity moments. This exercise will serve as a venue to certify NRDC-GR for the JHQ stand-by period in Long Term Rotation Plan.

During this phase NRDC-GR had the opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities in accordance with “responsive C2 deployment” as described in Conceptual Framework for Alliance Operations (CFAO), running a full decision making cycle, using as background documentation the OPLAN developed during Phase II.

Exercise Control (EXCON) created a well organized, realistic simulation environment for the needs of the exercise with both role players as well as media. This environment simulation has been enhanced with SIMPRESS from local universities and along with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on this domain challenging the training audience with professional products. Evaluation was conducted by SHAPE while additional support was provided from Joint Warfare Center (JWC) with Senior Mentors, SMEs as trainers, analysts, scenario advisers, facilitating MEL/MIL development.

Hard work, passion and professionalism of the HQ personnel not only during this phase of the exercise, but the overall effort, from the very beginning of the planning phase of the evaluation have led to a successful outcome, visibly assuring the Alliance  of the NRDC-GR ability to meet the required standards, by increasingly adapting and developing flexible joint capabilities.