The Joint Force Training Centre serves as a focal point for NATO combined and joint operations and warfare at the tactical level in order to assist the transformation of Allied and Partner forces.
The Joint Force Training Centre comprises the Commander, Command Group, and three functionally aligned Staff Divisions:
- The Headquarters Support Division
- The Training Division
- The Training Support Division
The Joint Force Training Centre is supported in the execution of its mission by the NCIA Bydgoszcz CIS Squadron, the Host Nation JFTC Support Unit, and the Bydgoszcz Detachment of the Allied Command Counter Intelligence, all collocated with the JFTC in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
COMMANDER AND COMMAND GROUP
The Commander provides leadership for the Joint Force Training Centre to fulfil its mission. Under the Commander's direction and guidance, the JFTC provides combined and joint training, static and distributed as well as single- and multi-echelon, for tactical level headquarters, staffs and forces over the full spectrum of Alliance operations, to include support of Alliance current operations and the NATO Response Force, supports concept development, experimentation and doctrine development, and ensures the integration of new concepts and doctrine into training.
The Commander is advised and assisted in fulfilling his duties by the Deputy Commander / Chief of Staff, the Special Staff and the three Staff Division Heads.
Deputy Commander / Chief of Staff
The Deputy Commander / Chief of Staff leads and coordinates all aspects of the Staff's work in support of the Commander, including tasking, direction and guidance, cross-staff support, oversight and management of resources and the development, and delivery of training and experiments. He deputises the Commander in his absence.
Director of Management
The Director of Management (DOM) leads the Divisions and special Staff in coordination of all the staff work requiring the attention of the Commander or Deputy Commander / Chief of Staff, coordinates the administrative support, the information management, and, through the JFTC Security Officer, all aspects of security at the JFTC.
The Training Division ensures the ability to deliver combined and joint training, static and distributed as well as single- and multi-echelon, for tactical level headquarters, staffs and forces over the full spectrum of Alliance operations, to include in support of Alliance current operations and the NATO Response Force (NRF).
TRAINING SUPPORT DIVISION
The Training Support Division ensures the availability of the JFTC technical platform in support of the JFTC mission, to include communications and exercise support systems at the JFTC and in support of static and distributed as well as single- and multi-echelon training and experiments, and the ability to support Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E).
HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT DIVISION
The Headquarters Support Division ensures resource, infrastructure and property management and support at the JFTC and in support of static and, as required, distributed training and experiments.