On 15th February 2018, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece HQ held in its premises the Planning Conference of Exercise “TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018” (TRJR18) for Phase ID/IIIA. Host Nation Greece Supporting Commands and Units, Subject Matter Experts and the Command Group from NRDC-GR HQ were among the participants.
The aim of the conference was to define key issues and the way ahead, focusing on the exercise design, the manning requirements, the communications information systems layouts’ upgrade, the scenario events and incidents update, and real life support issues. The conference started with a plenary session and split into different syndicates.
Chief of Staff of NRDC-GR HQ, Major General Christos DRIVAS, during his opening remarks welcomed all participants and highlighted the importance of exercise TRJR18 for the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) and NRDC-GR HQ.
He added that “These planning events offer the venue for all the participants to evaluate what has been already achieved and what we should improve in order to reach the excellence. You all deserve the excellence”.
TRJR18 will be the NATO evaluation for NRDC-GR and will demonstrate that the HQ is capable of commanding Small Joint Operations Land Heavy and ready to undertake its role within the Alliance from the summer 2018 according the Long Term Rotation Plan.