JAGUAR 2018 accomplished
The Command Post / Computer Assisted NATO Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR (TRJR) 2018 was executed at the Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway, through two times periods, each lasting 15 days. The event provided the venue to consecutively train, evaluate and certify the Multinational Joint Headquarters ULM , followed by the NATO Rapid Deployable Headquarters Greece, in order to ensure all elements of these Joint Task Force Headquarters being fully prepared at the begin of their standby period as designated NATO Reaction Forces in 2019.
Amongst a variety of training objectives, all effort focused on the enhancement of operational capabilities. Both Corps headquarters usually operate in a land centric environment on tactical level within the NATO Force Structure. As the functions and duties at a Joint Task Force Headquarter are demanding for higher level joint competence, the staffs of the Training Audiences had to be confronted with respective challenges. In referring to the Supporting-Supported Interrelationship Model for Crisis Response Management, the Corps Headquarters were stressed within a Baltic Region scenario to conduct planning and issue appropriate orders to Maritime and Air Component Commands besides assuming the responsibilities in the Land Domain. Although this was yet another very challenging exercise, finally the Training Audiences achieved their goal to manage a complex joint Crisis Response Operation in a convincing way. Thus TRJR 2018 was successfully terminated on 11 Jun 2018.
TRJR 2018 was steered by some 400 specialists working in different positions of the complex Control Structure (EXCON). The COE CSW once more contributed with its maritime expertise to the conduct of the exercise. Apart from supporting the Response Cell acting as a Maritime Component Command within EXCON, a decisive position within the cell that controls all opposing forces was manned and properly executed. The COE CSW will continue providing support to NATO exercises; next main events will be NORTHERN COAST and TRIDENT JUNCTURE.