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Trident Jaguar 2018

Das Logo der Übung Trident Jaguar 2018.

Logo Trident Jaguar 2018. (Source: MN KdoOpFü /PAO)

Exercise Steadfast Cobalt conducted in Lithuania in April 2017 marked the beginning of preparations for NATO certification of the Multinationales Kommando Operative Führung/Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm in May 2018. During exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway, the Ulm headquarters will be certified to be capable of planning, commanding and controlling joint and combined (multinational) operations. As a Joint Task Force Headquarters, the Multinationales Kommando Operative Führung/Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm will be on standby for one year to exercise worldwide command and control of NATO forces in the event of a crisis.On the road to being certified as a NATO joint headquarters, the Ulm Command has already taken the following steps:

Initial Planning Conference

  • TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 - Initial Planning Conference

    From June 7th to June 9th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), hosted in its premises in Thessaloniki, Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 (TRJR18), - Initial Planning Conference (IPC), conducted by Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) and directed by Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).

Steadfast Cobalt

  • Steadfast Cobalt

    Steadfast Cobalt 17 is part of a same-named series of NATO exercises designed for the certification of communication systems. This year, the exercise took place in Kaunas, Lithuania. In April and May of 2017, about 1,000 soldiers and civilian personnel from 25 NATO states participated.

Sabre Strike

  • Sabre Strike

    When the Multinational Corps Northeast from Szczecin, Poland conducted its certification exercise Sabre Strike 2017, the MN KdoOpFü/MN JHQ Ulm provided assistance to its sister command. The contribution came in the form of a command post, which was established at the Grafenwöhr Training Area in May to be used by over 500 soldiers and civilians from more than 15 NATO states.

Main Planning Conference

Planning Process

  • Learning to Plan

    The NATO mission of the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm is pretty clear: Exercise command and control of a crisis response operation.

Theatre of operations Analysis

  • What is going on in Arnland?

    In the early stages of NATO exercise Trident Jaguar 18, the Ulm Command will analyze the causes and consequences of a conflict in the fictitious crisis region of Skolkan.

Key Leader Training

Training Phase IIIA

  • EXCON – The Brains Behind the Exercise

    TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 is this year's key exercise for the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm, or, in short, the Ulm Command. For several years, the Command has been preparing for this exercise step by step, now aiming at its final goal: To pass the "NATO acid test," i.e. certification as a NATO joint task force headquarters. The CJ7 Division plays a critical role in these processes.

  • Photo Gallery of Trident Jaguar 2018 in Stetten am kalten Markt

    Phase IIIA of the exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18) has been concluded successfully. In the next few weeks, the last step to finalize the exercise–certification–will be taken in Stavanger, Norway.

  • Video: Training Phase IIIA

    Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm has moved its mobile, rapidly deployable command post to Stetten am kalten Markt. More than 250 men and women from 17 nations are thoroughly preparing for the final phase of the NATO certification exercise which will take place in the Norwegian town of Stavanger.

  • Trident Jaguar 2018: Final Steps Completed

    ENDEX – End of Exercise. Trident Jaguar 2018 is over, at least the command post exercise (CPX) portion conducted at the Heuberg Training Area in Stetten am kalten Markt. The exercise gave the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm the opportunity to learn valuable lessons, and review and refine its capabilities to exercise worldwide command and control of crisis management operations led by NATO. The Command is now confidently proceeding towards the actual certification phase that will start in Stavanger, Norway, in just a few days.

  • Initial Command Element

    The actual dimensions of the command post can only be appreciated from a bird's-eye view. This impressive footage demonstrates what the Support Group of the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm is able to achieve.

  • Interview with Lieutenant General Knappe

    Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe is the Commander of the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm. His command is currently undergoing the certification process to become a NATO headquarters.

  • Nothing Goes Without Fuel

    Staff Sergeant Janine Mende's "wheeled refueling bomber" provides a capacity of well above 9,200 liters. Up to twice a day, the supply and transport soldier commutes to the ICE in her "monster" in order to refuel the uncountable electric power generators. She is assisted by her comrades.

  • «Je ne regrette rien!»

    Multinationality is a significant aspect when it comes to meeting the challenges of military operations abroad.

  • Computer Specialists at TA Heuberg

    "My people are great. They are the true heroes of the training area." Master Sergeant Tobias M. of the Operations Company of MN JHQ Ulm's Support Group announces, bursting with pride. The sergeant is in charge of all IT operations during the Heuberg exercise phase.

  • Final Steps to Certification

    Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 has been up and running for several months and is about to enter the final phase: Almost 250 participants from 17 nations have gathered in Stetten am kalten Markt in Baden-Württemberg at Heuberg Training Area.


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