Naval Striking and
Support Forces NATO

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Commander Naval Striking
and Support Forces NATO

On July 1, 2020, Vice Admiral Black assumed duties as Commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and U.S. 6th Fleet; Deputy Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Joint Force Maritime Component Commander.



Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea in June 2020. As in past iterations, maritime and air forces will work together to exercise air defence, maritime interdiction, anti-subsurface warfare and mine countermeasures, in order to strengthen the integration of our joint leaders and teams across all layers of the battlespace.

Operations and Exercises

Today's evolving security environment is complex and has global dimension. The multidimensional concept of security includes roles such as conflict prevention, crisis and consequence management, peacekeeping, support of peacemaking, disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

Our Mission:

On order, STRIKFORNATO will provide a Joint Battle Staff under SACEUR's direct Operational Command (OPCOM) to deliver a rapidly deployable and scalable headquarters capable of planning and executing full spectrum joint maritime operations, primarily through the integration of U.S. naval and amphibious forces, in order to provide assurance, deterrence, and collective defence for the Alliance.



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