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FACTSHEET | May 6, 2018

NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

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 Lithuania is one one of eight NFIUs together with those in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia


Assigned specifically to Lithuanian territory, with primary responsibility to facilitate the rapid deployment of the VJTF and other NRF elements held 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 defence planning;
  • Support to Non-Article V operations, where appropriate, and agreed by nations;
  • Coordinate and assist multi-national training and exercises in Lithuania;
  • 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


Supporting Garrison:

US Army Garrison (USAG) Bavaria [External Link]


NATO Organizations:

NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) [External Link]


Country Culture Field Guides:


Lithuania Culture Field Guide