On 6th and 7th of December 2016, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC – GR), hosted the Joint Logistic Support Group (JLSG) Seminar 2016 at the Headquarters’ premises in Thessaloniki.
Chief of Staff (COS) of NRDC-GR, Major General Dimitrios BONORAS, welcomed all the participants, highlighted the importance of the JLSG Seminar, since JLSG concept is under revision, all regarding doctrinal point of views, together with the practical ones, are considered as vital. Logistic support actions should be “by the book”, since logistics should never be a “show-stopper” for the Operational Commander, but at the same time flexibility is highly required for minimizing the logistic footprint and confronting every problem that may occur.
The purpose of the Seminar was to focus on JLSG responsibilities in operations, including Reception Staging and Onward Movement of friendly forces, Logistic Sustainment of an operation and the Re-deployment Procedures under the spectrum of the upcoming changes to the JLSG documentation. The experiences, the Lessons Identified (LI) and the Lessons Learned (LL), which were provided by other HQs, as well as the exchange of thoughts and considerations were really crucial in order to get the JLSG community into the loop and help every HQ to get properly prepared for the way ahead.
The Chairman of the seminar, Brigadier General Kleanthis KARATSIN, in his closing remarks, stressed out his gratitude for the external participation from other HQs, indicated the importance of the JLSG seminar as a forum for sharing experience, knowledge and innovative ideas upon matters concerning the JLSG community as a whole. Subject Matter Experts (SME) from LANDCOM, NATO Command Structure/NATO Force Structure HQs and NATO Force Integration Unit were among the participants.
The JLSG Seminar 2016 that conducted in a very friendly and constructive atmosphere, was part of NRDC-GR HQ training program in the frame of its preparation for the upcoming National and NATO evaluation in 2017 & 2018 respectively, and its future role as NATO JTF HQ.