DSACEUR visits leadership exercises in Latvia
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Sir James Everard stands together with the participants of Exercise Steadfast Pyramid and Pinnacle Sept. 9, 2017. The annual exercises held in Riga, Latvia, brings together newly appointed senior personnel and selected staff to enhance their analytical, planning and decision making skills by challenging them with thought-provoking scenarios. (NATO Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stefan Hass – DEU A)
SHAPE, Belgium - Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir
James Everard visited Exercises Steadfast Pyramid and Steadfast Pinnacle,
NATO's premier Senior Leadership Training exercises.
The annual exercises held in Riga, Latvia, brings together newly
appointed senior personnel and selected staff to enhance their analytical,
planning and decision making skills by challenging them with thought-provoking
"These exercises allow the NATO leadership to adapt to the
changing security environment by honing their decision making skills," said
General Sir James Everard. "Allied Command Operations plays a vital role in translating
political guidance into military direction, as well as providing guidance to
the Military Committee. As a consequence, the training of commanders and
senior staffs is vital to the Alliance," added Everard.
The Steadfast Pyramid and Pinnacle exercises were first organised in 1995. Over the
last 20 years, they have adapted to the ever-changing security
environment. The scenarios have been designed to represent potential
conditions or planning situations that may be of concern to NATO. The
political, economic, military and civil conditions are also fictional, however,
they represent conditions that could exist and be of potential interest as
Exercises Steadfast Pyramid and Pinnacle were held from
September 11 – 22, 2017 involving approximately 60 leaders from NATO
and partner nations.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office