The staff of the Force Headquarters of the Nordic Battlegroup trained outside their normal office premises for the first time. If the force is deployed, the operation will be able to be controlled from the command centre, which consists of tents, containers and vehicles. Everything has been set up and looked after by a headquarters company from the Armed Forces Command and Control Regiment.
“This was the first time the staff and the company trained together and it went very well,” says Mikael Frisell, Chief of Staff.
1,500 people took part in the exercise, known as the Combined Joint Staff Exercise or CJSE, which was also observed by the Minister for Defence, Sten Tolgfors.
“My impression is that the minister was very pleased with what he saw,” says Mikael Frisell.
When the exercise is over, the evaluation work begins. It is important to clarify what we need to train more on in the future.
“We will now learn from this – both when it comes to the staff’s internal processes and how cooperation can be further improved. I already look forward to the next exercise,” says Mikael Frisell.