Aug 3 2022
Partnership with germany's new territorial command
ULM, Germany - The Commander of the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC), Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, welcomed Lieutenant General Carsten Breuer to the Wilhelmsburg Barracks on 2 August, 2022. Germany recently announced to establish a National Territorial Command, which is to reach its initial capability by 1 October, 2022. Breuer, who is responsible for this new command within the German Ministry of Defense, was briefed on JSEC's structure, mission and current tasks.
"The focus of the meeting with General Breuer is clearly on starting a close partnership between the new Territorial Command of the German Armed Forces and the JSEC. As we are constantly enhancing and intensifying our Reinforcement and Sustainment Network, a strong mutual cooperation is of utmost importance to fulfilling JSEC's mission," Commander Sollfrank highlights the importance of Breuer's visit to the military NATO Headquarters in Ulm.
[...] A strong mutual cooperation is of utmost importance to fulfilling JSEC's mission.
Current security challenges for Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) eastern flank have underscored the need to focus the command and control organization of the armed forces more closely on national and alliance defense requirements. Therefore, the Federal Minister of Defence of Germany has decided to establish the Territorial Command in Berlin by October 1, 2022.
Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank (on the right), Commander Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC), welcomes Lieutenant General Carsten Breuer (on the left), to the JSEC in Ulm (Photo: OR-3 Ricarda Hertel)
It will be responsible for the operational command of national forces within the framework of homeland security, including official and disaster assistance and civil-military cooperation. It performs the tasks of a "deployment command" for national deployments in accordance with NATO's national and alliance defense planning. The command organizes the deployment of allied forces through Germany in close coordination with the JSEC and further NATO commands.
"The visit is also an important signal of the unity and solidarity of our Alliance in its readiness to deter and defend any threats to the Alliance's territory and population and also shows the determination of Germany as JSEC's framework and host nation," Sollfrank emphasizes.
Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank (on the left), Commander Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC), welcomes Lieutenant General Carsten Breuer (on the right), to the JSEC in Ulm (Photo: OR-3 Ricarda Hertel)
The visit [...] also shows the determination of Germany as JSEC's framework and host nation.
JSEC's German elements will be assigned to the Territorial Command in view of the territorial nature of its mission and conducted tasks.
Lieutenant General Carsten Breuer (second from left) and the Commander of the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC), Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank (second from right), discuss the future close partnership between the two commands in meetings joined by JSEC staff
(Photo: OR-3 Ricarda Hertel)
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