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FACTSHEET | May 6, 2018

NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) Latvia

Riga, Latvia

NATO Force Integration Units (NFIUs) are part of the NATO Force Structure (NFS) under the primary responsibility of Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR); they have no deployable remit. NFIU Latvia one of eight NFIUs together with those in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

Assigned specifically to the Latvian territory, with primary responsibility to facilitate the rapid deployment of the VJTF and other NRF elements at high readiness levels in order to enhance Alliance responsiveness.

Main tasks:


  • Prepare and support the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (RSOM) of the VJTF, and other NRF elements;
  • Support Article V operations, planning and exercises, including fostering coherence with national defense planning;
  • Support to Non-Article V operations, where appropriate, and agreed by Nations;
  • Coordinate and assist multinational training and exercises in Latvia;
  • Prepare and support the sustainment of the VJTF, and other NRF elements;
  • Support the ongoing Assurance Measures (AM), including preparing to receive, support the integration into operational C2(s) and enable the sustainment of Combat and Combat Support elements engaged in AM activities.



USANATO Support Unit:

Charlie Company, AFNORTH Battalion
Szczecin, Poland 

Commercial: +49 8418 8660 5300


Supporting Garrison:

US Army Garrison (USAG) Bavaria [External Link]


NATO Organizations:

NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) [External Link]


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