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Jun 18 2024

Visit of the Commander of Allied Reaction Rapid Command (ARRC)

NRDC-ITA hosts Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse, the Commander of ARRC

Solbiate Olona, June 18, 2024. Today, the visit of the Commander of ARRC, Lieutenant Ralph Wooddisse, took place at the operational headquarters of NRDC-ITA, where he was welcomed by the Commander of NRDC-ITA, Lieutenant General Lorenzo D’Addario. 

The event was marked by the sharing of experiences and the exploration of potential areas of convergence, with a special focus on NATO's future challenges, in view of NRDC-ITA's upcoming role as the Allied Reaction Force (ARF) Headquarters (HQ) to support the Alliance in its three main tasks: deterrence and defense, crisis prevention and management, and cooperative security. 

Lieutenant General Wooddisse with its Deputy Commander, Major General Gianluca Carai met with the Commander of NRDC-ITA and Major General Bennett, Deputy Commander of NRDC-ITA, receiving an informative briefing on the new commitment of the Milan Headquarters for the Alliance, after a long series of activities, like the recent exercise “Steadfast Deterrence 24” in Norway. 

The appointment of NRDC-ITA as the ARF HQ with multi-domain capabilities and multinational subordinate units is a further demonstration of Italy's commitment to support the Alliance and its objectives of "deterrence" and "defense" in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Story by NRDC-ITA Public Affairs Office

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