VALENCIA, Spain (Dec. 1, 2014) -- The Commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Gen. Hans-Lothar Domröse, conducted a Key Leader Conference at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps to prepare for Exercise Trident Juncture 15, here, Nov. 27-28.
With more than 25,000 participants operating in three countries, this exercise will be the largest of its kind since the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the NATO Alliance, this large-scale, highly-visible exercise will be an ideal venue to prove its preparedness, readiness, flexibility and effectiveness.
U.S. Army Europe, known as USAREUR, as the main enabler of NATO Land Command, will provide key support and capabilities to ensure the overall success of the exercise.
In addition, the intensive USAREUR participation in Trident Juncture 15 will be another big milestone in the "Strong Europe" concept for improving readiness and interoperability throughout the alliance.
The Commander of 21st Theater Sustainment Command Maj. Gen. John O'Connor also participated in the planning conference, and will support the logistics aspect of the exercise through enabling the joint logistic support team, which will operate from Spain.
The exercise is scheduled for Fall 2015 in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51-country area of responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia. The relationships built during the more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events, held in more than 40 countries each year, lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships and enhance global security.