On 27 June 2017, Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos, the Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR), visited NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) where he was hosted by Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, to discuss progress to date, and the way ahead, for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18).
Following an office call with Major General Reudowicz, Lieutenant General Bikos and the NRDC-GR delegation was escorted to the Leiv Eiriksson room where they received an overview JWC mission brief, presented by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brad Skillman, JWC’s Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff. The programme continued with multiple briefings on Exercise TRJR18, including JWC-led scenario development and a CAX simulation briefing as well as a guided tour of the JWC’s state-of-the-art training facility, including visits to the two Combined Joint Operations Centres (CJOCs) and the TV Studio, all housing JWC's unique capabilities and cutting-edge technologies, clearly showing the Centre’s capacity to host large exercises, here, in Stavanger.
A Computer Assisted/Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX), TRJR18 will be directed by Major General Reudowicz next year. It will train and certify both NRDC-GR HQ and Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm (MN JHQ Ulm) respectively and independently as NATO Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters for Land-heavy Small Joint Operations (SJO).
Recently, NRDC-GR headquarters in Thessaloniki hosted the TRJR18 Initial Planning Conference (IPC), conducted by Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) and directed by the JWC. An article on the NRDC-GR website highlighted the importance of TRJR18 and said that “through exercise TRJR 18, NRDC-GR will demonstrate its capacity to command Small Joint Operations Land Heavy and its readiness to undertake its role within the Alliance according the Long Term Rotation Plan.”
Read more about the TRJR18 IPC, here http://nrdc.army.gr/news/trident-jaguar-2018-initial-planning-conference