The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) was established on 23 October 2003 at Jåttå, Stavanger, Norway and aligned as a subordinate command of Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT), Norfolk, Virginia, United States. JWC is NATO's premier collective training and exercise facility at the operational level.
In addition to this robust, highly realistic and demanding training, JWC conducts joint and combined capability integration, concept and doctrine development in order to improve NATO's operational readiness and interoperability.
JWC Mission: The JWC provides NATO's training focal point for full spectrum joint operational level warfare.
- Provides operational level joint training in support of NATO's ongoing operations
- Conducts and supports collective training of joint and combined staffs of the NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS)
- Provides key leader training capability and state-of-the-art computer simulation and media training capabilities
- Supports adherence to joint operational warfare doctrine and standards
- Assists the developmental and experimental work of Allied Command Transformation (ACT) on new concepts, technologies and Modeling and Simulation
- Performs joint analysis, collects lessons learned and feeds them back into the transformational network through the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned (JALLC)