Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022 successfully completed
A combined student and faculty body from the Baltic Defence College
(BALTDEFCOL) and Polish War Studies University (WSU) concluded the 2022
Edition of Exercise JOINT RESOLVE in Warsaw late last week, with the
successful delivery of their last briefings during this important Allied Joint
Operational Planning exercise. The final event was the culmination of an
intensive three-week exercise during which the three multinational Joint
Operational Planning Groups worked diligently to deliver a number of key
briefings for their respective Senior Mentors, acting as Joint Force
The principal aim of the exercise, to execute the operational planning process cycle at the operational level, was successfully conducted, with almost 300 personnel from 18 Nations and 4 Continents participating and supporting the exercise. Above all, Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022, was an excellent opportunity for the WSU students to interact with their colleagues from the BALTDEFCOL in a challenging and dynamic multinational environment. The venue also provided the combined staff of the BALTDEFCOL and WSU to introduce some new facets to the exercise framework which were judged to have been a success and enhanced the overall value of the exercise.
As Brigadier General Robert Kosowski, Rector-Commandant of the WSU commented
during his closing speech for Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022 “The exercise has
set a defining reference point that students will use for further
self-development in their careers”. At this most difficult time for Europe,
with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, BG Kosowski also underlined the crucial
importance of interoperability, further stating that “The exercise was an
excellent occasion to get to know each other, to exchange ideas, to make
friendly relations that will survive the End of the Exercise and will evolve
during military service in future positions”.
Planning for the next edition of Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2022, which should be
held in Tartu, Estonia in 2023, has already started and will incorporate many
of the lessons identified from the recent event in Poland.