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Oct 22 2020

NRDC-ITA HOSTS THE COMMANDER OF ALLIED LAND COMMAND

MILAN, Italy – U.S. Army Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier Jr., Commander of Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), visited NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA) on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

LANDCOM is responsible for coordinating and synchronizing NATO and Partner Land Forces by enabling land domain readiness, interoperability, standardization and competency. Located in Izmir (Turkey), LANDCOM will retain the capability to perform the role of Multi-Corps Land Component Command (MC-LCC) of Allied Forces as long as it is required, even on a permanent basis if the decision is made.


Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier Jr., Commander of NATO's Allied Land Command, and Lieutenant General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA) discussed NRDC-ITA's operations and activities in the Land Domain during Lieutenant General Cloutier's recent visit to their Milan Headquarters.

After being welcomed by NRDC-ITA Commander, Italian Army Lieutenant General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, Lieutenant General Cloutier attended several briefings on the structure, capabilities and the tasks currently being undertaken by NRDC-ITA.

Lieutenant General Cloutier was also updated on several activities occurring at NATO Command in Milan to maintain high readiness and routinely train the staff.


An overview of the NRDC-ITA’s experiences during COVID-19 emergency was also provided to LANDCOM Commander to better inform NATO headquarters about important lessons learned.

The visit continued with a highlight of the training and academic activities that NRDC-ITA conducted during the last year. These include cross-functional exercises EAGLE HERMES and EAGLE HEPHESTOS, two training events held in recent weeks, during which the information environment and the coordination and synchronization among branches were examined.

Finally, Lieutenant General Cloutier chaired the Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) meeting, held in Ugo Mara Barracks. He appreciated the synergy, professionalism and passion found in the NRDC-ITA staff.


The visit of the LANDCOM Commander was another opportunity for NRDC-ITA to demonstrate its capabilities and to reaffirm itself as an organisation ready, willing and able to support the Alliance in its three core tasks of Collective Defense, Crisis Management and Cooperative Security.

Story by Public Affairs Office at NRDC-ITA

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