ELBLAG, Poland – A team of evaluators led by NATO
Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), descended on the compound of Multinational
Division – Northeast (MND-NE) from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2018, to conduct Phase I,
or the barracks portion, of the Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL).
CREVAL team included 40 soldiers from multiple NATO units such as Multinational
Corps – Northeast (MNC-NE), MND-Southeast, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (NRDC) –
Italy, NRDC – Spain, and NRDC – Turkey.
are here to help you achieve your goal," said Spanish Army Brigadier General Alfonso Alba,
LANDCOM's Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans to the commander and staff of MND-NE
during the initial presentation.
"Your goal is our goal. We are a team."
The host unit commander agreed. "We
have been preparing for this CREVAL very intensely through Battle Staff
Training, Allied Spirit and Saber Strike exercises and many other activities,"
said Polish Army Brigadier General Krzysztof Motacki, the MND-NE Commander. "I would
like to stress [the] excellent cooperation with LANDCOM as the leading
institution, MNC-NE - our superior, and other NATO Headquarters [for the] great
support [they] have given us during this preparation."
primary purpose of the CREVAL programis to evaluate the combat readiness
and capabilities of NATO units to perform their assigned
missions and to identify deficiencies that limit the capability to meet the
requirements within the designated readiness criteria. The secondary purpose is
to provide the commander with recommendations, comments and feedback to improve
their forces. This program validates the units can accomplish their mission in the collective
defense of Europe.
The CREVAL team will return to Poland for Phase II/III, which are the
exercise and after action review portions respectively of the CREVAL in
Story by LANDCOM Public Affairs Office