paulsewellahc42018Paul Sewell, responsible for the JWC’s Organizational Development and Culture, briefed on Monday, 5 February on the preliminary results from last year’s annual climate survey. The survey, which has now been used for four years serves as a “temperature check” from the staff on how the organization is functioning.

QX0A9811 intday1NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary throughout 2018 with key anniversary events, including a special Summer Family Day and the main anniversary ceremony on 23 October.


2018 TRJR182The operational-level Crisis Response Planning (CRP) phase for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR 18) has been ongoing since 9 January and will continue until 26 January 2018 in various locations across Europe.

2018 dcomstrikfornatsmallRoyal Navy Rear Admiral Guy Robinson OBE, the Deputy Commander (DCOM) of Naval Striking and Support Forces (STRIKFORNATO) visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Thursday, 18 January 2018. He was received by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brad Skillman, JWC's Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.


newspec jwcbldgsmallRoyal Norwegian Air Force Brigadier General Kurt Pedersen assumed the position of Special Advisor to Commander Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 4 January 2018.

SocietalConf2018 1The fifteenth annual Societal Safety and Protection Conference, Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2018, was held at the premises of the University of Stavanger (UiS) on Thursday, 4 January 2018.


HHelseth smallDuring this year’s final All Hands Call held at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Monday, 18 December 2017, senior leaders along with staff bid farewell to Royal Norwegian Navy Commodore Hans Helseth, who served as the Centre’s Special Advisor to Commander for two years since taking up his post in September 2015.


pauljwconeteam1Any organization is as good as its workforce, the people. The JWC's Organizational Development Programme has been a great success, helping staff to identify their common values and assist each other across divisions and branches, with an eye on improving overall performance and better exploiting capabilities. Paul Sewell explains how.


JCBRNvisit 2017A delegation led by Czech Army Colonel (GS) Vratislav Osvald, the Director of Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence CoE), visited NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 6 December.


171116sfa dc400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Denis Mercier, today released NATO’s Strategic Foresight Analysis 2017 Report. The Strategic Foresight Analysis report identifies trends that will shape the future security environment and possible implications for the Alliance out to 2035.

 X0A9681cimicCivil/Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is a joint function comprising a set of capabilities integral to supporting the achievement of mission objectives and enabling NATO commands to participate effectively in a broad spectrum of Civil Military Interaction (CMI) with diverse non-military actors. (1)

6H6A9086LOGO2THUMBDuring a JWC All Hands Call on Tuesday 24 September 2017, Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, unveiled the official logo that will be used to commemorate the Centre’s 15th Anniversary in 2018.

wargame 17thumbnailNATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted 3 to 5 October 2017 a wargame to test a new training scenario, which will be used for the first time next year in exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 (TRJE 18).

QX0A0196ffao17NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted the SACT Fall 2017 Framework for Future Alliance Operations (FFAO) Workshop from 3 to 5 October 2017 in Stavanger, Norway.  

6H6A7125MTEP2019 THUMBNAILA number of meetings took place at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, 18-22 September, to look at NATO’s Military Training and Exercise Programme (MTEP) for the next five years and improve coordination and cooperation between the stakeholders.

 X0A7091oneteam17The JWC’s newcomers went through the final formal stage of their integration by attending the latest JWC One Team workshops. The programme which has now been running for four years is unique in NATO, being the only programme of its kind focusing on shaping the organizational culture at the HQ.


6H6A0458melmilthumbnailThe Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) recently concluded the Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Scripting and STARTEX Validation Workshop for TRIDENT JAVELIN 17 (TRJN17), which is a Command Post/Computer-Assisted Exercise (CPX/CAX) aiming at expanding NATO’s Command and Control (C2) interoperability to conduct large scale joint warfare in a complex, multinational environment.


6H6A9786 newcomerstb2The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) concluded this year’s Newcomers' Training Programme on 25 August, welcoming 50 new staff members and their families to the organization. More specific on-the-job divisional training followed and will continue until 1 September.

 X0A0208 imsvisit1Major General Timothy J Bevis CBE, the Director of Operations and Planning Division of NATO's International Military Staff (IMS) visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 25 August 2017.

lettersignature1comOn 17th August, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) had the honour to welcome Major General Andrzej Reudowicz (POL A), the Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in his first official visit to the College.