Ambassador Alexander Vershbow served in U.S. Government and NATO appointments for almost four decades. In 2012, he became the first American to hold the position of NATO Deputy Secretary General — the Alliance's second most senior international civil servant — a post from which he retired on 17 October 2016, handing over to Ms Rose Gottemoeller of the United States.
The 14th Societal Safety Conference (Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2017) was held at the University of Stavanger (UiS) on Wednesday, 4 January 2017.
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman on visit to the JWC reaffirmed gender equality, diversity and the role of women in peace and security: "The JWC plays a vital role in NATO and has an impact on how our forces perceive peace and security in a more comprehensive and inclusive manner."
On Wednesday 30 November 2016, General Salvatore Farina, Commander JFC Brunssum chaired the TRIDENT JAVELIN 2017 Training Audience Commanders’ Conference in Stavanger. The conference was hosted by Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre.
The execution phase of exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 16 (TRJE16) was conducted from 24 October to 2 November in various locations across Europe, including the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway and Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) in Naples, Italy, as well as on-board NATO ship FS Tonnerre afloat. During the exercise, 27 nations, both NATO and non-NATO, were present at the JWC and 57 participating units and organizations were represented.
Directed by NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), the computer assisted command post exercise (CAX/CPX) TRIDENT JUNCTURE 16 (TRJE16) is currently taking place in various locations across Europe as well as onboard NATO ship FS Tonnerre afloat.
Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, hosted this year’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Senior Mentor Conference from 11 to 12 October at NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger. The conference is held annually since the mid-2000s under the direction and leadership of ACT’s Joint Force Trainer (JFT) based in Norfolk, Virginia in the United States.
NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted the Building Integrity Annual Discipline Conference in Stavanger, Norway from 28 to 29 September 2016. The conference was organized by the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS), in cooperation with NATO HQ in Brussels and Allied Command Transformation (ACT).
21 soldiers from 628 Signal Troop of NATO’s 1st Signal Battalion deployed to the former Cold War bunker that forms part of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) facility for Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2016 (TRJE16).
The Crisis Response Planning phase for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 17 (TRJR17) took place from 10 to 22 September 2016 in multiple locations across Europe including Lille (France), Mons (Brussels), Münster (Germany) and Stavanger (Norway).
The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Scripting Workshop for Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 16 (TRJE 16) took place from 5 to 14 September at NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.
Norwegian Chief of Defence Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. He was accompanied by CDR Per Anders Bakke, his Military Assistant and Lt CDR Kay Norheim, the Aide-de-Camp.
United States Navy Rear Admiral John Brad Skillman assumed the position of Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 15 August 2016.
Last week saw the final instalment in the JWC's comprehensive newcomers' programme. The most recent JWC One Team Programme was an interactive two-day event introducing the new staff to the JWC's thriving organizational culture.
The Norwegian Atlantic Committee's (Den Norske Atlanterhavskomite, DNAK) annual conference on international politics was held at NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Thursday, 1 September 2016.
The two-day NATO Warsaw Summit in July provided the defining moment for European security, building upon and further enhancing the 2014 Wales Summit Communique, which laid out plans for the biggest reinforcement of NATO’s collective defence since the Cold War.
Polish Army Brigadier General Andrzej Reudowicz assumed command of NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) today in a Change of Command Ceremony, replacing German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski who has served as the Centre's Commander since 24 September 2014.
UPDATE: Andrzej Reudowicz was promoted to the rank of Major General on 15 August 2016.
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German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander of NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, addressed the staff for the final time on Friday, 8 July during an All Hands Call held at the JWC auditorium.
On July 6, the JWC's TRIDENT JAVELIN 17 (TRJN17) team conducted a special offsite team building session. TRJN17 will be an important and complex exercise for NATO when it executes next year.