Major General Wilhelm Grün, the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) Commander, welcomed the designated Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), who will assume the command over JFTC’s sister training centre in Stavanger, Norway, in July this year. Rear Admiral Jan Christian Kaack visited Bydgoszcz on 11 and 12 April.
Preparing for his new assignment, Admiral Kaack was very interested in various aspects of NATO training and its current challenges. During a robust programme tailored especially for this visit, he received in-depth information about JFTC’s mission, activities and structure. Discussions touched upon the similarities and differences between the two NATO training centres and their cooperation – both present and future. Warfare development, a new area of JFTC’s expertise, was also discussed in the context of its implementation into NATO training and exercises.
JWC Commander visited JFTC during the second 2019 Resolute Support pre-deployment training event. He took this opportunity to observe the Centre working at full speed and to get a closer look at JFTC’s flagship training.
The Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway, are the only training centres in NATO, thus making them sisters. Together with the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, they create the allied training network, subordinate to the Allied Command Transformation.