Combined Joint Staff Exercise Joint Resolve 2023 has started

From the 8th of May until the 26th of May, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL), in cooperation with Poland’s War Studies University (WSU), will conduct a Combined Joint Staff Exercise JOINT RESOLVE 2023 (JR23).

The aim of JR23 is to formulate a solution to complex operational problems by developing and executing a viable joint operational plan using NATO operational planning process. In addition, to practice working together in a multinational environment and with officers with different backgrounds and education, JR23 is orchestrated by the two Professional Military Education institutions funded by Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (BALTDEFCOL), and Poland (WSU).ˇ

The intent with respect to the JR23 is to create a challenging exercise scenario for the students allowing them to demonstrate an understanding of the Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD) principles based on teaching during the Operational Planning module as an integral part of the Joint Command and General Staff Course curriculum during the Academic Year 2022/2023.

As potential future Joint Operational Planning Groups members, exercise participants are required to analyze the operational exercise environment and strategic guidance, develop multiple Courses of Action, and present a Mission Analysis Briefing and a Decision Briefing to the Commander.

The students are supported by highly experienced Senior Mentors, Subject Matter Experts, and faculty members from both PME institutions and observed by external visitors.

This year's edition of the JOINT RESOLVE Exercise includes over 160 participants representing the following nations: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. This allows for an enhancement of the respective students’ understanding of the complexities involved in planning combined joint operations along with conducting valuable multicultural activities.

The first phase of the exercise is dedicated to a comprehensive understanding of the operational environment, followed by an analysis of SACEUR’s Security Assessment. 


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