The conference included operational updates on Afghanistan and Africa to ensure that all SOF leaders walked away with both an operational picture, but also opportunities for further interaction. Several nations provided individual updates on their current actions thus allowing for shared understandings and a focus on lessons learned.
"The necessity of these conferences provides the venue for SOF commanders, both Allies and Partners, to share ideas, promote interoperability at the human level, and reinforce the SOF community," said Vice Admiral Kilrain. "A large dose of Irish Cheer to the Irish SOF team in Dublin, who put together a world class conference for the Allied and Partner SOF Commanders. Their famed Irish Hospitality lived up to its reputation."
NATO SOF continues to provide support to NATO missions across the theatre and beyond. NSHQ plays a key roles in identifying requirements and communicating with national SOF leadership. NSHQ is co-located with SHAPE in Mons, Belgium.