The Staff Talks seeks to promote bilateral efforts in order to increase awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by STRIKFORNATO and the U.S. Sixth Fleet integration, establish a foundation and agreement on the procedures to integrate personnel, and strengthen the relationship and cohesion between the two headquarters.
STRIKFORNATO is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) organization of thirteen member nations, with the United States as the Lead Nation.
STRIKFORNATO shares a common commander with the U.S. Sixth Fleet, who also serves as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF). As such, it is able to integrate high-end U.S., as well as other nations', naval forces into task-organized units as required by assigned missions.