The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) and the War Studies University (WSU) in Poland conduct the 1st Combined Joint Staff Exercise Joint Resolve 2019 (JR19).
Joint Resolve 2019 takes place between 6th and 25th of May 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. This is the 1st common operational level exercise orchestrated by the two Professional Military Education institutions of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to train and test their military and civilian students.
Approximately 250 participants from 19 NATO and partner countries, including Subject Matter Experts, observers, trainers and Senior Mentors will participate in the exercise. The training audience includes BALTDEFCOL and WSU students practising together NATO Operations Planning Process (OPP) while applying the Allied Command Operations Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD).
The purpose of this multinational exercise is to improve students’ knowledge of and ability to execute operations and formulate solutions to complex NATO Article-5 operational problems by developing and executing a viable joint operational plan using standard NATO processes within an international staff.
The correctness of the solutions adopted by the students during the Planning Phase and the Command and Control skills will be tested during the Execution Phase utilising the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) computer system provided by the War Games and Simulation Centre of the Polish War Studies University.
The fictitious scenario of the exercise presupposes a growing political and military crisis, which is transformed into an open armed conflict of fictitious states.
Exercise Joint Resolve is to be organised annually by BATDEFCOL and WSU as a common educational enhancement activity.
This year's participating students of both BALTDEFCOL and WSU and observers come from the following nations: Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South-Korea, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States.
Officers Scheduling the Exercise (OSEs) are MG Andis Dilāns, Commandant of BALTDEFCOL and BG Ryszard Parafianowicz, PhD, Rector-Commandant of WSU.
Exercise Joint Resolve 19 Public Affairs Office at the War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland:
Tel: 48 (22) 261 814 739 (week days 09.00 – 18.00)