U.S. Army Gen. Darryl Williams, Commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), hosted dozens of distinguished guests, community leaders, family members and personnel assigned to the headquarters during the annual LANDCOM International Day 2023.
During his remarks, Williams highlighted LANDCOM’s efforts and contributions during the past year. “The land domain component achieved a tremendous amount of work during the past year to refine planning; to transition to NATO’s new force model; to ensure this headquarters is ready to command those forces in the field,” Williams said. “Our planners have been extremely busy, too. Working out the land contribution to each of NATO’s new regional plans.”
General Williams thanked Türkiye for continuing to be such an exceptional host for Allied Land Command.
The LANDCOM International Day displays the spirit of solidarity and cohesion of the most successful military Alliance in history. The event also places a significant emphasis on the role of families and local community in supporting the headquarters while recognizing commitment to work-life balance and the well-being of its workforce.
Following the event opening protocols, keynote speakers, march of the nation’s colors, and live performances, attendees immersed in an interconnectedness of cultures and experiences transcending geographical boundaries.
Each participating country provided a platform to cultivate an appreciation for cross-cultural exchange and the opportunity to gain insight into each other’s unique history.
Each of the countries had a presentation area with exhibitions of cultural artifacts and military items including brief explanations from each of the respective countries’ geographical location and contributions to the Alliance.
LANDCOM is the Theatre Land Component and Land Advocate responsible for coordinating and synchronizing NATO and Partner Land Forces by enabling land domain readiness, interoperability, standardization, and competency. LANDCOM stands ready to deploy headquarter elements to provide planning, coordinating and command and control capabilities to Allied forces.