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Oct 22 2020

The Commander of the NATO Allied Land Command visited NRDC-ITA

Milan, 22 October 2020. Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier Jr (USA), Commander of the NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA) today.

LANDCOM is responsible for coordinating and synchronizing NATO and Partner Land Forces by enabling land domain readiness, interoperability, standardization and competency. Located in Izmir (Turkey), on orders it deploys headquarters elements to provide planning, coordination and Command and Control capabilities to Allied Forces.

After being welcomed by NRDC-ITA Commander Lieutenant General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, Lieutenant General Cloutier attended several briefings on the structure, capabilities and the tasks currently being undertaken by NRDC-ITA.

Lieutenant General Cloutier was updated on several activities occurring at NATO Command in Milan to maintain high readiness and to routinely train the staff.

An overview of the HQ’s experiences during COVID-19 emergency was also provided to LANDCOM Commander to better inform NATO HQs about important lessons learned.

The visit continued with a highlight of the training and academic activities that NRDC-ITA conducted during the last year. These include the cross functional exercises “Eagle Hermes” and “Eagle Hephestos”, two training events held in recent weeks, during which the information environment and the coordination and synchronization among branches were examined.

Then, General Cloutier chaired the Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) meeting, held in Ugo Mara Barracks. He appreciated the synergy, professionalism and passion found in the NRDC-ITA staff. The visit of the LANDCOM Commander was another opportunity for NRDC-ITA to demonstrate its capabilities and to reaffirm itself as an organisation ready, willing and able to support the Alliance in its three "core tasks", collective defense, crisis management and cooperative security.

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