NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy Hosts LANDCOM Corps Commanders' Conference

Lieutenant General John Thomson, Commander of NATO Allied Land Command, Lieutenant General Kemal Yeni, Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey and Brigadier General Daniel Petrescu, Commander of NATO’s Multi-National Division – Southeast, as well as several other NATO commanders, observed a military equipment demonstration and static display near Milano, during the LANDCOM Corps Commanders' Conference Sept. 24, 2018. - NATO photo by Lieutenant Colonel David Olson, U.S. Army LANDCOM Public Affairs
Oct 1, 2018
SOLBIATE OLONA, Italy– Commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command, Lieutenant General John C. Thomson, and Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy, Lieutenant General Roberto Perretti, hosted the LANDCOM Corps Commanders’ Conference from Sept. 24 – 26, 2018.
 
Generals Thomson and Perretti welcomed more than 40 NATO and Allied generals and key leaders from across Europe to the conference to discuss important issues in the land domain involving the collective defense of Europe.
 
"We have the right representation across the broader land domain to discuss the way ahead as we adapt to be fit for purpose in our dynamic, complex, and uncertain security environment,” said Thomson. The theme for this conference was "How we fight: Linking Tactical Actions to Strategic Objectives.”
 
Dr. John Manza, the Assistant Secretary General for Operations from NATO Headquarters, attended the conference and stressed the importance on training for deployment activities to increase the readiness of NATO units.
 
Meantime, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir James Everard, discussed the need for nations to focus on force generation to increase the readiness of NATO units.
 
General Thomson highlighted the purpose of NATO is unity, deterrence against aggression, and the collective defense of Europe. Thomson concluded his remarks with LANDCOM’s motto, "For the Soldier!”
 
Story by Allied Land Command Public Affairs Office
 

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