From 24 to 28 November 2016, as part of the build up to Exercise SUMMER TEMPEST/EAGLE METEOR 16, NRDC-ITA staff and over a hundred augmentees from subordinate units and brigades manoeuvre, undertook a Battle Staff Training (BST) week period.
BST provided the opportunity for NRDC-ITA Command Group and Staff to rehearse the LCC decision making process through boards and working group, and to outline related products and outputs, in view of the upcoming exercise.
SUMMER TEMPEST / EAGLE METEOR 16 fall under the preparation NRDC-ITA is undergoing for assuming the role of LCC as part of the NRF (NATO Response Force), so exercising interoperability and Command and Control over the VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) or other combat units/multinational forces.
In 2014, NATO Allies decided to enhance the NRF (NATO Response Force) by creating a “spearhead force” within it, known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. This enhanced NRF is one of the measures of the Readiness Action Plan (RAP), which aims to respond to the changes in the security environment and strengthen the Alliance’s collective defence.