Deputy Commander STRIKFORNATO, Rear Admiral James Morley, and the STRIKFORNATO team received the Allied Command Transformation Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Development, Rear Admiral Placido Torresi, at Headquarters in Oeiras, Portugal.
During the visit, Rear Admiral Placido Torresi had the opportunity to visit STRIKFORNATO’s Joint Operations Center and receive briefs on STRIKFORNATO’s future exercises, initiatives and dynamic vigilance activities, such as Formidable Shield 23 (FOSH23) and Baltic Operations 23 (BALTOPS 23).
Rear Admiral Placido Torresi assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia (USA) in September 2022, after serving as Commander of MIASIT (the Italian assistance and support mission in Libya). He was also Chief of the Italian Naval Aviation, serving as Diretor of the Naval Aviation Department (Italian Navy General Staff) and Commander of the Italian Fleet Air Arm, from October 2017 to July 2021.
STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly deployable and scalable headquarters, under the operational command of SACEUR, capable of planning and executing full spectrum joint maritime operations including maritime Ballistic Missile Defence, primarily through integration of U.S. and other nation’s carrier and amphibious forces into NATO operations to provide assurance, deterrence, and collective defence for the Alliance.