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Dec 14 2020

STRIKFORNATO conducts virtual Staff Talks with the U.S. Sixth Fleet

OEIRAS, PORTUGAL – Commander, STRIKFORNATO/U.S. Sixth Fleet, Vice Adm. Gene Black, chaired the first virtual Staff Talks between STRIKFORNATO and U.S. Sixth Fleet, located in Naples, Italy, on Dec. 10.

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.

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