HQ ARRC Relinquishes NRF Responsibilities
The commanders of, left to right, HQ ARRC (British Army Lt Gen Tim Radford), Allied Land Command (US Army Lt Gen Darryl Williams) and NRDC-Italy (Italian Army Lt Gen Roberto Perretti) gather for a photo during the NRF LCC transfer of responsibility January 10, 2018. (Photo courtesy of NRDC-Italy Public Affairs)
Jan 10, 2018
SOLBIATE OLONA, Italy - The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) relinquished responsibility of its NATO Response Force (NRF) Land Component Command (LCC) duties here today in a ceremony held at Ugo Mara Barracks.
With the commander of NATO's Allied Land Command - US Army Lieutenant General Darryl Williams - presiding, the ARRC's commander, British Army Lieutenant General Tim Radford, effectively passed the reins to the commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy, Italian Army Lieutenant General Roberto Perretti.
During 2017 as the NRF LCC, the ARRC executed or participated in multiple key exercises, most notably Exercise Noble Jump 2017 in Romania and its capstone exercise, Exercise ARRCADE Fusion 2017, in the United Kingdom.
Created in 2002, the NRF is a high-readiness joint multinational force comprised land, maritime, air, special operations and logistic support components with personnel and vehicles supplied on a rotational basis by NATO member countries, which enable the Alliance to respond effectively to a range of potential security challenges. Following the the Wales Summit in 2014, the NRF was enhanced with the addition of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), an extremely flexible and modular force, able to deploy in a very short notice.
Story by HQ ARRC Public Affairs Office