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NATO ACT is responsible for the planning and delivery of NATO education and training programmes using NATO national facilities. These programmes are delivered under the e-NATO approach: efficient, effective, affordable, and open.
Allied Command Operations (ACO) is responsible for the planning and execution of all Alliance operations. It consists of a small number of permanently established headquarters, each with a specific role. Supreme Allied Commander Europe – or SACEUR – assumes the overall command of operations at the strategic level and exercises his responsibilities from the headquarters in Mons, Belgium: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, more commonly known as SHAPE.
In 1997, both Germany and the Netherlands laid down the German-Dutch cooperation in the Corps Convention and the Corps Agreement, which were originally signed that same year. In general, the documents state that Germany and the Netherlands provide the Corps framework on an equal basis; both countries share the responsibility for command & control capabilities. In November 2002, the Corps headquarters (HQ) received the High Readiness Force (HRF) status after successfully passing the Final Operational Capability Check.
JFC Brunssum’s first priority is to provide appropriate command and control to the RS Mission, in Afghanistan. Designated a non-combat mission, NATO has established and is committed to providing a training, advisory and assistance function. As Afghanistan enters its ‘transformational decade’ (post 2014), as part of a broad international effort to support Afghanistan, the Alliance mission will work in partnership with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with a focus to ensure the sustained operational effectiveness of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
The mission of Allied Joint Force Command Naples is to prepare for, plan and conduct military operations in order to preserve the peace, security and territorial integrity of Alliance member states and freedom of the seas and economic lifelines throughout SACEUR’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) and beyond. In addition, JFC Naples is to contribute to crisis management and deterrence by ensuring that assigned headquarters and forces are at the designated state of readiness for the conduct and support of operations and to conduct prudent operational level military analysis and planning that includes the identification of required forces. JFC Naples is to contribute to the development, conduct and evaluation of exercises to train Allied and Partner HQs and Forces in NATO joint/combined procedures.
HQ ARRC, as a High Readiness Force (Land) HQ, is to be prepared to deploy under NATO, EU, coalition or national auspices to a designated area, to undertake combined and joint operations across the operational spectrum as a Corps HQ; a Land Component HQ; a Land Component HQ for the NRF; a Combined Joint Land Component HQ for land-centric operations in order to support crisis management options or the sustainment of current operations.
There were many factors that contributed to the establishment of a new corps and its headquarters in Poland. Apart from geographical and military reasons, the corps was also to serve as a political symbol that would significantly accelerate the integration of the Armed Forces of Poland and other new partners into the multinational NATO structure, thus fostering the stability in Europe. Germany, Poland and Denmark had been developing cooperation in many spheres throughout the 1990s.
Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) is the central command of all NATO maritime forces and the Commander MARCOM is the prime maritime advisor to the Alliance.
Located in Northwood, outside London, United Kingdom, it is composed of a multinational headquarter manned by 300 officers, petty officers and civilians from all NATO countries.
The JALLC is NATO‘s centre for performing Joint Analysis of operations, training, exercises and experiments, based on analysis requirements generated by both NATO strategic commands. The JALLC supports the exchange of Lessons Learned (LL) and facilitates the development of Lessons Learned Capabilities, reinforcing the continuous transformation and modernization of NATO’s forces and capabilities. The JALLC also supports the overarching NATO Lessons Learned capability by providing analysis expertise to operations, training, exercises and experimentation; providing Lessons Learned training; managing the NATO Lessons Learned Portal, and engaging, through its JALLC Advisory & Training Team (the JATT), with NATO commands and the Allies, partners and other entities to support their Lessons Learned capability development.
JWC is the premier training establishment of the NATO Alliance. It provides the best training support possible for the collective training and certification of NATO’s joint operational and component level Headquarters. JWC has played a crucial role in training NATO members for ISAF duty from 2004 to 2014, as well as developing the capabilities and structures of the NATO Response Force (NRF) since its inception. The aim is to ensure continued readiness of the NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS).
NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. POLITICAL – NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. MILITARY – NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty – NATO’s founding treaty – or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.
NATOChannel offers free, broadcast-quality video content to media outlets:
- Video reports by a team of experienced broadcast journalists
- Feature stories profiling NATO operations and activities
- B-rolls of VIP visits to NATO, arrivals during Ministerial meetings and Summits
- Stock shots following news and current affairs
- NATO press conferences and speeches
- Extensive archive of NATO footage
The Technology Integration Division, DLIFLC, produces and supports many types of interactive and multi-sensory web-deliverable courseware for language learners. Materials developed not only target a broad spectrum of language proficiency levels but also are specifically tailored to suit the needs of DLIFLC’s resident and non-resident programs as well as other government agencies and educational institutions. The Familiarization Module series aims at promoting cultural awareness and raising understanding of the people and social customs inherent to various nations and providing language support for personnel entering a new theater of operation.
On 31 December 2014, the ISAF mission ended. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission, the natural evolution of the ISAF mission, began January 1, 2015. This transition is more than a change of the mission name. It is the realization of 13 years of effort, culminating in an Afghan National Security Forces(ANSF) and Afghan Security Institution (ASI) organization and structure that is taking on the challenge of supporting and defending its own nation. With the transition of NATO support from a combat role to a train, advise, and assist mission, the number and type of participating forces will change.
NATO has been leading a peace support operation in Kosovo since June 1999 in support of wider international efforts to build peace and stability in the area. Today, approximately 5,000 troops from the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), provided by 31 countries (23 NATO and 8 KFOR partners) continue to contribute towards maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all citizens, irrespective of their ethnic origin.