7th March - NRDC-ITA receive a visit from the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College

7th March - NRDC-ITA receive a visit from the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College


Solbiate Olona (VA), 07 March 2018 – Today, a large delegation of attendees of the Command and Staff College (NDCSC) of the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) led by Brigadier General Stai ATLE, visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy.
After a welcome address by NRDC-ITA Chief of Staff, Major General Maurizio RICC
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, a presentation was given on the three roles NRDC-ITA is called upon (Joint Task Force HQ, LCC and Army Corps) and a deep dive into the preparation process the NRDC-ITA passed thru for assuming the role of Land Component Command (LCC) within the NRF 2018, and the way the Headquarters encompasses Influence and Support to the operations while ensuring continuous reach-back via a dedicated command post.
As Land Component Command of the recently enhanced NRF, the HQs will also retain command and control over the land forces of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), whose task is to ensure the very first and immediate NATO response to possible threats, being on 5 to 15 days notice to move. The VJTF consists of highly operational multinational forces, currently enhancing the traditional NRF structure. This tool is also supported by an airborne, maritime and special forces component. During the visit, an overview was also given to the VJTF Command and Control structure and the level of interoperability reached to ensure this advanced tool to be effective.