The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and the Joint Force Commands (JFC) in Brunssum, Naples and Norfolk have a high interest in JSEC working effectively, namely doing the right things. In crisis and conflict, JSEC is to coordinate the way in which personnel and materiel is deployed to where it is needed and to also ensure sustainment.
JSEC also needs to be efficient, hence to do things right. The military headquarters therefore laid out three core virtues as guiding principle:
1. Solidarity: approaching other people, and nations, without prejudices
2. Trust: being open-minded and honest towards others
3. Empowerment: instead of constantly hovering over staff members, giving them the free space they need to do their work and fulfill their mission
And for the last “E”: Enablement is JSEC’s unique selling proposition.
JSEC receives information via the Reinforcement and Sustainment Network and evaluates these details from a Reinforcement by Forces and Sustainment standpoint. It then informs nations, for example on the infrastructural requirements that need to be met in order to ensure smooth force flow in case of crisis or conflict. JSEC assesses the information and thus enables nations to take the proper measures necessary for a guided deployment of troops into the area of operations for the deterrence and defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area.
The slogan “Effective - Efficient - Enablement” therefore embodies JSEC’s vision. The three components are mutually dependent and create a high level of synergy, which, mathematically speaking and inspired by Ulm’s most famous son and his formula E=mc², can best be described using the third power, namely E x E x E= E³.