On 20th and 21st May, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted a visit of General Jörg Vollmer, who is serving as Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS).
General Vollmer and his delegation were welcomed by the Commandant of the BALTDEFCOL, Brigadier General Ilmar Tamm, the members of the College Management Group and Senior National Representative, CDR Lehmann.
During the visit´s first day, after the office call between two leaders, General received a briefing about College main activities and ongoing developments including the execution of Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2021.
Joint Resolve is a Combined Joint Staff Exercise, which is the Centre of Gravity of the Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC) curriculum. It aims to formulate solutions to complex NATO Article 5 operational problems by developing an executable and viable joint Operational Plan using standard NATO operational processes within an international staff.
On 21st May, the General was taking part in the exercise Mission Analysis Brief (MAB), which purpose was to present key findings from the Mission Analysis in the respect to a crises in the Baltic Sea region to receive JFCOM guidance’s for the development of Course of Action. He addressed his remarks to the students in respect to operational planning within joint and multinational environment.
The brief was followed by the lecture, which General Vollmer delivered to the Higher Command Studies Course 2021 and BALTDEFCOL Faculty. The brief was focused on the role of the JFCBS to face the multidimensional threats to the European security. An important aspect was his perception of the deterrence as a concept and its effectiveness as an important factor in creating and preserving safe and secure environment in the region and beyond.
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