General Joks meets with Flag Officers responsible for training and warfare development

At the end of the year, annual evaluations and future planning gain their momentum. The last phase of 2019 is no different. Major General Adam Joks, Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) Commander, has recently participated in several meetings and conferences that summed up developments of past months and set directions for the upcoming year.

On 22 and 23 October, General Joks participated in the Senior Mentor Conference held in the Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe in Mons, Belgium. The agenda of the event focused on the review of recent NATO developments, issues confronting NATO in the near term and most of all on Senior Mentor’s support to NATO Education, Training, Exercises and Evaluation for the upcoming year.

Discussions on NATO training and exercises continued also during the Penta-J Meeting that followed the Senior Mentor Conference. Flag Officers responsible for training from the Allied Command Transformation, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe, International Military Staff Operations and Plans as well as Commanders of the Joint Force Training Centre, Joint Warfare Centre and Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre met on 24 October to discuss recent achievements and current challenges as well as to deep dive into the 2020-2022 Exercise Programme.

Earlier in October, JFTC Commander also participated in the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation’s Off-Site, where training and warfare development objectives for the upcoming two years were presented and thoroughly discussed.

All the conferences and meetings play a key role in streamlining NATO’s future training and warfare development and thus are of critical importance for enhancing NATO’s ability to project stability, deter adversaries and defend the Alliance.


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