The Deputy Commander of the Resolute Support Headquarters (RS HQ), Lieutenant General Sandy Storrie CBE, arrived at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) to observe and support the last pre-deployment training for the RS mission in 2016. On 21 October he met with Major General Wilhelm Grün, the JFTC Commander and the Exercise Director, as well as with participants of the training.
Experience and knowledge are important assets in soldiers’ pre-deployment preparation process. Sharing these elements by current or former members of the mission is essential and visits of RS HQ leaders are always key moments of training events for future allied staff going to Afghanistan. So it was this time. The Training Audience had an opportunity to meet with the current RS Deputy Commander. General Storrie, together with Command Sergeant Major David Clark, the Resolute Support/ United States Forces – Afghanistan Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL), who visited the training area at the same time, provided participants of the training with yet another portion of up-to-date information related to the situation in Afghanistan and their future assignment.
Thanks to the visits the Training Audience had an opportunity to interact with the RS HQ leadership, which was of utmost importance right before the deployment. General Storrie and Command Sergeant Major Clark had a chance to engage in the training, learn more about JFTC as the “centre of excellence” for NATO pre-deployment training and to observe the participants, both Exercise Control and Training Audience, working hand in hand for future success of the mission.