Norway's first female tank commander
By Courtesy of NATOFebruary 12, 2017
Lieutenant Silje Johansen Willassen is Norway's Telemark Battalion's first female tank commander.
Norway will be sending a tank company to Lithuania in May to support NATO's enhanced forward presence. The company, of around 200 troops, will be sent from Norway's Telemark Battalion. They will provide combat support to the German-led multinational battalion. The deployment will be for six months.
Commanding one of the platoons is Lieutenant Willassen. She discusses the deployment and how she's looking forward to working with NATO Allies.
At the NATO Warsaw Summit last year, plans were announced to increase troop numbers in the eastern part of the Alliance with the deployment of four battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland on a rotational basis.
- August 16, 2017Dugway successfully tests JCAD system on Stryker vehicle
- July 31, 2017South Carolina National Guard Soldier builds targets in Romania
- July 14, 2017Partner nations need to invest in training and sustainment, says general
- July 11, 2017Fueling the demands of a global Army
- July 6, 2017Fort Indiantown Gap hosts State Partnership Program platoon exchange
- July 5, 2017From cannons to tanks: the evolution of the Ordnance Corps
- July 1, 2017Iron Brigade tanks roll into Romania for Getica Saber
- June 23, 2017Seven nations, four branches, one mission
- June 22, 2017Exercise Iron Wolf's last training event
- June 21, 2017NATO allies bridge the Suwalki Gap
- June 21, 2017Lithuanian President and NATO SYG observe eFP Battle Groups' Training Exercise
- June 19, 2017Ground assault exercise transitions into medevac exercise
- June 19, 2017eFP Battle Group Poland crosses the Suwalki Gap into Lithuania
- June 16, 2017Air drop resupplies troops during Exercise Saber Strike 17
- June 15, 2017Pennsylvania and Lithuania State Partnership Program provides mutual benefit
- June 15, 20171st Infantry Division paves the way for Saber Strike 17