Solbiate Olona (VA) - ITA. On 20th September 2016 at Ugo Mara barracks, NRDC-ITA Commander, Lieutenant General Riccardo Marchiò welcomed Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams, Commander of NATO Headquarters Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey.
After receiving a "Bersaglieri" honour guard he was updated, by Major General Giovanni Manione, on the NRDC-ITA's efforts at maintaining readiness and capability so that NATO Stand-by standards are met.
NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy is now on the road to Exercise Summer Tempest, where it will be validated as a NATO Land Component Command (LCC) under Allied Land Command lead.
The visit, aimed at strengthening NRDC-ITA and LANDCOM cooperation, is a further step towards improving synchronization, effectiveness and interoperability within the Alliance.
(Text and photos provided by NRDC-ITA PAO)