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NRDC-ITA is an active and leading contributor to NATO Force Structure for the maintenance of peace and security on the international stage. NRDC-ITA has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations, alone or in cooperation with other HQs and international organizations, according to the determinations of the North Atlantic Council.

During the last two years, NRDC-ITA has been engaged in a fundamental transformation to ensure that it has policies, capabilities, and structures required, to deal with current and future challenges, according to the new NATO’s Level of ambition.
After Exercises Eagle Blade 14 and Eagle Joker 14 that paved the way for the national validation, the forthcoming Trident Jaguar 14 will be the final NATO Certification test for NRDC-ITA to gain the Full Operational Capability as a Joint Task Force HQ in Land Heavy Operations, with Joint C2 capabilities at operational level.

TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 "Distinguished visitors Day"Exercise package 
NRDC-ITALY turns into Joint Task Force Command: an Italian Defence Landmark


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Exercise Trident Jaguar 15 is the last step for the validation of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy as Joint Task Force Headquarters, where its capability of planning and conducting a Small Joint Operation-Land heavy under the direct command of SACEUR will be assessed and then certified. This exercise envisages the intervention in support of a failing state, with high intensity war-fighting and CBRN threats from the early stages. NRDC-ITA will be evaluated together with the Allied RapidReaction Corps in such a high intensity and complex environment, where the military and civilian aspects of an asymmetric conflict will constitute a hard proving ground for both the HQs. Although an exercise with two primary training audiences represents a significant challenge for the training community, this has been proved the most effective way to test two organizations on the same requirements.

Nrdc-Ita succesfully achieved the NATO certification as a Joint Task Force HQ
Well done !!!!

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Trident Jaguar 15: Gen Marchiò leading NRDC-ITA to Nato validation

While Trident Jaguar 15 is coming to an end in Norway, involving around 1,100 NRDC-ITA personnel inside the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, General Riccardo Marchiò, COM NRDC-ITA, is more than satisfied about what have been achieved so far.

This comes as no surprise. The JWC commander himself, General Reinhard Wolski, declared his satisfaction right in the middle of the exercise less than a week before: "NRDC-ITA is performing very well, they are very well prepared and I can affirm that they are the best training audience I've ever had", Gen Wolski said on 23rd of April.

This is a very significant point, since NRDC-ITA is paving the way for a new series of NATO exercises, which indicates the new NATO approach towards new international challenges from the instability of the Southern flank to the Ukraine crisis.

NRDC-ITA is getting the Nato validation from this exercise, which confirms the Italian HQ has completed its transformation into a Joint Take Force HQ (JTFHQ). "Two were the aims of this exercise", said gen Marchiò, "testing the deployment capability was the first, and it has been accomplished, and secondly, getting the Nato validation as a joint operational command, testifying the change".

Both the goals have been achieved succesfully. Furthermore, an important element arose from commander's analysis, which is the possibility to fix all elements needing improvement: "Trident Jaguar 15 represented a useful laboratory in which fully testing NRDC-ITA, and we will fix whatever needs to be improved straight after this exercise so to achieve the total quality as a final result".

Paola Casoli


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Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2015 took off on thursday, April 15 at the NATO Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway. The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA) will be involved in a 13-day training simulation that will enable the Italy led Command to obtain the NATO validation for its reconfiguration as a Joint Task Force Command Headquarters. NRDC-ITA staff will be dealing with a crisis management scenario in a complex environment involving military and non -military actors.

NATO’s High Readiness Force Headquarters, NRDC-Italy is taking part in the land-heavy crisis response Small Joint Operation (SJO) exercise, TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 (TRJR 15) at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger.

During the exercise, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy (NRDC-Italy) will be evaluated as a Joint Task Force (JTF) HQ, able to provide an immediate military response in reaction to the traditional and asymmetrical threats associated with a fictional failing state in northern Europe as part of the SKOLKAN 2.0 training scenario.

Lieutenant General Marchiò, Commander NRDC-Italy said: "TRJR 15 represents the outcome of more than three years of commitment of the 12 contributing nations of NRDC-Italy. This effort will allow our HQ to comply with the NATO Level of Ambition and will test our readiness to deploy worldwide in response of any crisis under the NATO umbrella."


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NRDC-ITA is flying to success! The HQ deployed NATO Joint Warfare Centre Stavanger for the final phase of the @NATO certification as Joint task force HQ


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As part of the build up to Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 15, staff at NRDC-ITA undertook Battle Staff Training (BST) during the period from 16-24 march. BST provided the opportunity for staff to rehearse the Core Planning Process and to produce a Joint Coordination Order in preparation for the execution phase of the exercise in JWC Stavager next month.


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At the beginning of January 2015 NRDC-ITA deployed its Operational Liaison Reconnaissance Team (OLRT) to take part to the first stage of exercise Trident Jaguar '15. During its stay at the Joint Warfare Center, NRDC-ITA personnel managed to support the Crises Responce Planning phase coordinating with the Joint Planning activities ongoing at the HQ. This was the begginning of the final step which will conduct the Italian led HQ to achieve the final certification as capable to conduct a Joint operation. With the NRDC-ITA presence, JWC started 2015 with a busy schedule, being involved in a myriad of training and planning events aimed at providing an excellent preparation and coordination effort for this year’s upcoming operational-level exercises as a whole like: TRIDENT JEWEL 15, TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 and TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15.

TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 - started on 24 February at Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) with participation from Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy (NRDC-ITA) and NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ)

TRJR 15 is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored command-post/computer-assisted exercise. It will certify both ARRC and NRDC-Italy in a Joint Task Force (JTF) HQ role, planning and conducting a land-heavy Crisis Response Small Joint Operation, involving war-fighting capabilities in the early stages.The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Incident Development and Scripting Workshops for exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 (TRJR 15) started on 24 February at Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) with participation from Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy (NRDC-ITA) and NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ). “We are working with two well-regarded commands that are keen to demonstrate the capabilities that NATO Force Structure and their contributing Nations provide to the Alliance. JWC is eager to provide an exercise platform that displays their expertise as a Joint headquarters operating a non-Article 5 crisis environment,” said TRJR 15 Chief MEL/MIL. Read more here: