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FACTSHEET | May 6, 2018

Joint Warfare Centre (JWC)

Stavanger, Norway

The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) provides NATO's training focal point for full spectrum joint Operational-level warfare. As such, the JWC is a full-spectrum, cross-functional warfare centre that delivers the highest-quality, joint Operational-level Command Post Exercises (CPX) in order to prepare the Headquarters of the NATO Command and NATO Force Structures to be at their very best to tackle whatever operational challenges they may face. 

Key Mission Areas:

The JWC strives to create complex and realistic exercises, which will provide the best training environment for its diverse Training Audiences. The Centre:

  • Trains NATO forces (joint/combined staffs of the NATO Command Structure/NATO Force Structure Headquarters) at the Operational-level in order to enhance interoperability and operational effectiveness.
  • Provides and conducts NATO Response Force (NRF) certification exercises.
  • Provides collective training support to Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), at all stages of the planning, execution and analysis, in accordance with the Bi-Strategic Military Training and Exercise Programme.
  • Supports NATO's Warfare Development through concept integration and doctrine development and coordinates integration of experimentation and capability development.
  • Contributes fully to NATO’s Lessons processes and ensures Transformational outputs are integrated into collective training events.
  • Supports adherence to Joint Operational Warfare doctrine and standards.
  • Creates, maintains and develops NATO’s synthetic training scenarios.
  • Provides state-of-the-art computer simulation (CAX) and media simulation capabilities.

USANATO Support Unit:

Bravo Company, AFNORTH BN

Unit 21420

APO AE 09705-1420


DSN: 314-423-3765



Supporting Garrison:

US Army Garrison (USAG) Benelux [External Link]

NATO Organizations:

Joint Warfare Centre [External Link]


Norway Welcome Packet:

Norway Welcome Packet