NATO Parliamentary Assembly members visit STRIKFORNATO
OEIRAS, Portugal – Members of NATO Parliamentary Assembly visited
the headquarters of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) on
Monday, 24 September.
Rear Admiral Guy Robinson,
STRIKFORNATO Deputy Commander, welcomed the Joint Committee visit of the
Sub-Committee on Future Security and
, and the Mediterranean
and Middle East
Special Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
visit to Portugal.
These representatives are part of
the broader mandate of the Defence and Security Committee that addresses the
military aspects of Alliance security.
In general, the Defence and Security Committee examines Alliance
transformation, capabilities, ongoing operations, near and long-term threat
perspectives, as well as partnerships and programmes to find how NATO can
continually improve its readiness, effectiveness, and interoperability.
In that view, STRIKFORNATO
leadership provided the NATO Parliamentary Assembly a comprehensive briefing on
STRIKFORNATO's mission, capabilities, and unique roles within NATO, with a
focused portion on maritime ballistic missile defence.
STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly
deployable maritime headquarters that provides scalable command and control
across the full spectrum of the Alliance's fundamental security tasks. Comprised of 12 NATO nations, STRIKFORNATO
focuses on joint maritime operations and serves as a link for integrating U.S.
naval and amphibious forces into NATO operations.