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Preparing the Joint Operations Planning Group (JOPG) for crisis response planning: JWC’s new JOPG Leaders Course initiative
Apr 14, 2021
Over the last three months, the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) has developed the JOPG Leaders Course curriculum and instructed four NATO military headquarters on how to improve the organizational management of their respective JOPGs.
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Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2021 strategy and scripting workshops held in Joint Warfare Centre
Mar 29, 2021
Two consecutive vignette workshops for NATO Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2021 (STDE21) took place from March 5 to 29 at the Joint Warfare Centre’s (JWC) training facility in Stavanger, Norway.
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The Joint Warfare Centre supports Crisis Response Planning for Exercise STEADFAST JACKAL 2021
Mar 26, 2021
Exercise STEADFAST JACKAL 2021 (STJA21) Crisis Response Planning (CRP), which took place from March 15 to 26, was enabled by the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC). This operational level exercise is part of a five year series of exercises encompassing NATO’s 360-degree approach to operations and training.

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WARFARE DEVELOPMENT IN FOCUS

NATO Joint Warfare Centre is a warfare development establishment.
As a catalyst for joint and combined warfare development at the operational level, the Joint Warfare Centre ensures:

• Adherence to NATO joint operational doctrine and standards
• Implementation of experimentation and new concepts
• Support to the delivery of NATO lessons learned process

“Together! We make NATO better!”

- Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack
Commander Joint Warfare Centre

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WE TRAIN NATO

WE ADVANCE DOCTRINE

We support Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in the development of Allied Joint Doctrine and raise doctrine lessons identified captured during the planning and execution phases of operational-level exercises to ensure warfare development outputs are incorporated into collective training events and exercises.

WE INTEGRATE CONCEPTS

We continuously adapt our training environment and integrate new concepts and capabilities into the exercises and training events. We carry out Transformational Activities through the integration of new concepts, maturing capabilities, and other experimentation events.

​WE SUPPORT LESSONS LEARNED

As part of our warfare development enterprise, we support NATO’s Warfare Development efforts by collecting, analyzing and sharing lessons learned.

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One TEAM:

The Joint Warfare Centre is a multi-national and multi-service NATO organization with nearly 270 military and civilian personnel from 17 NATO Member Nations. The Joint Warfare Centre is the first organization in NATO to actively focus and develop its organizational culture with high-performing, cross functional teams, which the Joint Warfare Centre calls its “One Team” ethos to better support its mission and outputs.

One Vision:

The Joint Warfare Centre drives the delivery of collective training and warfare development at the Operational and Strategic levels of warfare. We are NATO’s trusted advisor bridging Operations and Transformation, underpinning NATO readiness and future capability development. The Joint Warfare Centre attracts and develops the most capable staff, both permanent and augmentees, based on a reputation for excellence built on a culture of professionalism, curiosity, innovation, and cooperation.

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