NAPLES, Italy - The SHAPE Partnership Directorate Military Cooperation Division conducted 2023’s first annual meeting of the Operational Capability Concept Evaluation and Feedback (OCC E&F) Programme Working Group on Feb. 13 to 14, 2023 at Joint Force Command Naples in Italy.
The participants came from a variety of formations from within the NATO Command Structure including the Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine. The primary function of these meetings was to discuss the OCC E&F Programme implementation, including the methods and procedures for the evaluation of partner units declared to the OCC Pool of Forces, as well as to coordinate the planning and execution of OCC E&F activities within NATO.
The SHAPE Partnership Directorate Military Cooperation Division conducted 2023’s first annual meeting of the Operational Capability Concept Evaluation and Feedback Programme Working Group on Feb. 13 to 14, 2023 at Joint Force Command Naples in Italy. - Photo by JFC Naples Public Affairs Office
“These working group meetings held twice a year traditionally have the first one hosted by a Joint Force Command, and the second one hosted by a partner nation,’’ said the Project Officer Lieutenant Colonel Fariz Fadzan, Bosnia and Herzegovina Army. "Georgia has kindly offered to host the second. These meetings are critical in identifying and enhancing our procedures and co-ordinating our current activities and future plans. This has been successfully achieved and will add value to our venue in Georgia," he added.
As a part of the OCC E&F Programme’s annual planning cycle, this working group also included a planning element for 2024. This will be further discussed along with other partnership evaluation activities at the Military Strategic Partnerships Conference to be held in Qatar in March 2023.