Joint Force Command Norfolk holds seminar
Vice Admiral Colin Kilrain, Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, General Tod Wolters, Commander NATO Allied Air Command and Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, listen to a presentation during a Trans-Atlantic Security Seminar led by Joint Force Command Norfolk and hosted at Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher/Released)
Jan 11, 2019
NORFOLK, Virginia - Leadership
from Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), NATO’s newest operational level
warfighting headquarters, held a working seminar for multinational guests at
Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, on Thursday Jan. 10,
The seminar’s focus was to determine the command network and warfighting
narrative of the new command and address JFCNF’s ability to synchronize and
integrate joint and combined forces within a designated area of responsibility.
"Today, and throughout the planning process, we have the opportunity to build
JFC Norfolk from the ground up,” said Vice Admiral Andrew "Woody” Lewis, JFCNF
Commander. "To make it fit for its time, and fit for its purpose.”
In addition to commanding JFCNF, Lewis is commander, U.S. Second Fleet,
established by the U.S. Navy last August.
The commands are distinct, but linked through their mission and shared
trans-Atlantic areas of responsibilities.
"The security environment has changed; it is more critical than ever that we,
the military leaders within NATO, continue to reinforce our commitment to
ensure we achieve our shared visions,” said Lewis. "The strength of our nations
are inextricably linked together and the security and stability of the NATO
alliance depends on it.”
JFCNF provides a critical capability to Supreme Allied Commander Europe’s
(SACEUR) operational responsibilities. It was born out of the Allied assessment
of a changing security environment that emphasizes the trans-Atlantic as a
critical domain. As an organisation governed by an international Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU), it brings with it the ability to act early in order to
ensure a joint deterrent effect and improve the responsiveness of NATO.
by Joint Force Command Norfolk Public Affairs