The Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC), its mission and role in NATO transformation were main topics of the visit Visegrad Group Directors paid to the Bydgoszcz NATO Training Centre. They met with Major General Wilhelm Grün, the Centre’s Commander, and his Deputy, Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, on 18 October.
Representatives of Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Polish delegations arrived in Bydgoszcz on the first day of the Resolute Support Training Event, which gave them an opportunity to observe soldiers from various NATO and partner nations working hand in hand for a success of the allied mission in Afghanistan. This was a perfect illustration of all the information the guests received during briefings introducing to JFTC, its tasks and main activities.
Discussions with the Centre’s leadership and key staff provided the Visegrad Group Directors with broad understanding of JFTC vital position within the Alliance and also with information about capabilities used in shaping NATO’s future by delivering professional and up-to-date training for NATO forces. The demonstration of modelling and simulation tools used by the Centre in support of training completed the picture, showing JFTC as a modern institution able to fulfill NATO’s evolving requirements.