Since JSEC also covers logistical tasks in the medical sector, Dr. Kowitz particularly was interested in JSEC's role during NATO's Flagship Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021. "We are very much looking forward to further cooperating with the MMCC and will establish a good working level relationship," stated Renk. Steadfast Defender 2021 is the first common exercise of the two commands, where the MMCC established and manned a response cell for the JSEC staff. In addition, exchanging information and establishing direct contact were the focal points of Dr. Kowitz's journey to Ulm. He pointed out, "We are a relatively small command but we do our best to connect Europe and NATO and to support JSEC on its way to full readiness."
The MMCC/EMC supports the NATO and EU medical services as a coordinator. Their main focus is on providing and assessing the medical situation picture, which is developed in cooperation with national and international organizations, including NATO and EU themselves. Eighteen nations are contributing to this project already, and there are more to come.