Certified for NATO Response Force 2017
British Army Lieutenant General Tim Radford, commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, and US Army Lieutenant General Darryl Williams, commander of NATO's Allied Land Command and senior certifying official, shake hands after signing the accreditation documents at the conclusion of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2016, 2 Nov. The documents signify ARRC becoming certified for its role as the Land Component Headquarters for the 2017 NATO Response Force. (ARRC Photo by Sgt M. O'Neill, GBR / Released)
9 Nov 2016
INNSWORTH, UK - The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps was signed 'certified' to be the Land Component Command of the 2017 NATO Response Force on Wednesday, 2 Nov 16, by senior NATO officers at RAF St. Mawgan in Cornwall, UK, at the conclusion of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2016.
The journey to be the NRF 2017 included a series of individual and collective readiness training events this year that have culminated in a final evaluation for the nearly 500 personnel at HQ ARRC. The exercise spanned four countries and involved NATO formations such as Joint Force Command Naples and the Joint Force Air Component out of NATO’s Air Command in Germany.
The ARRC is scheduled to assume the role in January 2017 for one year, taking the responsibility from the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Spain (NRDC-Spain).
Story by HQ ARRC Public Affairs Office