Visit of Real Admiral Lars Saunes, Royal Norwegian Navy aboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY
4 Nov 2015
Oeiras, Portugal – On 4 November 2015, Real Admiral Lars Saunes, Royal Norwegian Navy visited Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), during the Battle Staff Training (BST) aboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY.
Real Admiral Lars Saunes was informed on STRIKFORNATO’s unique position within the NATO Force Structure as a high readiness, joint predominantly maritime, headquarters, as well as the sole maritime deployable battlestaff for expanded task force missions, along with STRIKFORNATO’s new roles, missions and capabilities as the Alliance’s first Joint Headquarters Maritime/Expeditionary
The visited represented a critical engagement that served to strengthen linkages between the Norwegian Navy and STRIKFORNATO.