Georgia will host „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“ for the third time in March. From planning to execution phase the joint NATO-Georgia exercise will be led by the Georgian side. The exercise will be comprised of NATO member and partner countries.
Representatives of NATO member and partner countries along with the Georgian counterparts summarized the final details during the three-day Final Coordination Conference of the „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) in Krtsanisi. NATO Joint Forces Training Center (JFTC) Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff Brigadier General Jozsef Szpisjak and LTC Gabor Endrodi attended the Final Coordination Conference. In the framework of the visit, representatives of JFTC held working meetings with the Deputy Chiefs of the Georgian Defence Forces, Major General Zaza Chkhaidze and Brigade General Irakli Chichinadze. The sides talked about the details of „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“ and discussed future plans of cooperation.
“NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022” will take place at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC), Krtsanisi. Military personnel of more than 20 NATO member and partner countries will take part in the exercise. The participants will improve skills in planning NATO operations through Computer Assisted, Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX). The exercise is implemented under the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) and is aimed at further developing the interoperability of Georgian, Allied and Partner Forces, as well as Georgian command and control capabilities.
MOD of Georgia
NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) hosted a solemn ceremony dedicated to the graduation of the courses of the Captain Career School of the Combined Army Center.
Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces and Acting Chief of the General Staff Brigadier General Irakli Dzneladze, Commander of Trainings and Military Education Command Colonel Grigol Chelidze and other MoD officials granted diplomas to 106 graduates.
The Captain's Career School provides training for the commanders, battalion and brigade staff officers as well as insures development of commanding skills.
The graduates underwent career programs in maneuvering, intelligence, artillery, aviation, military-engineering, air defense, logistics, personnel, medicine and communications. The aim of the course is to promote effective coordination and interaction between the different units.
Since its foundation, 1,600 military personnel finished the School.
Duncan Hunter, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California and Mark Sanford, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina visited the village of Khurvaleti along the occupation line. They saw for themselves the situation on the ground and spoke with the local population on the complicated humanitarian and social situation there.
The U.S. Congressmen arrived in Georgia for a period from 27 to 30 August. Within the framework of the visit they will hold meetings with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia.
Duncan Hunter and Mark Sanford also visited the Krtsanisi training centre and made a tour of cultural and historical sites in the Kakheti region.
The Main Planning Conference (MPC) took off at the “Krtsanisi” National Training Center. The conference was officially opened by the First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, Colonel Omar Begoidze.
The MPC will be conducted for the next three days at the NATO–Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) where the representatives of Allied Command Transformation (ACT), NATO allies, Partners for Peace countries, and the representatives of the Georgian side will coordinate details for the exercise.
“We have a very rich experience in planning and hosting various exercises, but this one is the first NATO exercises which is included in the NATO Exercise Plan and which will be conducted in Georgia regularly. We are hosting the first such exercise in November. Now, we are conducting a planning conference for it. ‘NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016’ is of utmost importance. The exercise allows our officers to gain experience in planning NATO operations. ACT, Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) based in Izmir, and Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) based in Poland are active participants in the planning and execution process of the exercise. The Georgian side is represented by JTEC officers as well as the General Staff and brigade officers. It is already known that several NATO countries will participate in the exercise. We have confirmations from Slovenia, Lithuania, Turkey; we are awaiting decision from Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Ukraine also expressed interest in the exercise. We believe ‘NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016’ will be a very interesting and very diverse exercise, during which our officers will plan and conduct NATO operation in a multinational Brigade,” Colonel Omar Begoidze said.
The “NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016” is conducted in the framework of Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, endorsed in 2014 during the Wales Summit. The exercise will be a multinational brigade level and will be conducted on the JTEC area during November 10-20. During the exercise, the participation officers will hone the necessary skills for planning and executing a NATO operation using sophisticated computer simulations. “NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016” will support Georgia’s interoperability with NATO and will serve as an example of close partnership between NATO and Georgia.