During a JWC All Hands Call on Tuesday 24 September 2017, Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, unveiled the official logo that will be used to commemorate the Centre’s 15th Anniversary in 2018.
The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) will commemorate its 15th Anniversary in 2018. Themed “15 Years of Training NATO, Advancing Doctrine and Integrating Concepts” the year-long Anniversary Programme will involve an array of social, academic and cultural activities, which will bring together the Centre’s former and existing staff as well as many guest speakers.
The JWC was established on 23 October 2003 at Jatta, Stavanger, Norway, subordinate to Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. Fifteen years on, the JWC has become known as NATO’s premier operational level warfare and collective training and exercise organization, responsible for providing NATO’s training focal point for full-spectrum joint operational level warfare.
While there have been many changes since 2003, one thing has remained constant: the Centre’s strong commitment to developing and delivering world-class training to NATO.
At the All Hands Call on Tuesday, Major General Reudowicz unveiled the official logo for the JWC’s 15th Anniversary celebrations, which was selected from a logo-design contest held among all members of JWC’s current staff and their families.
The winning logo is designed by Mr Tudor Jelescu, who has been working at the JWC as a multi-media specialist since 2010. His design will be used as the Centre’s official 15th Anniversary Logo during all events, activities and exhibits throughout 2018. The Joint Warfare Centre will also incorporate the winning logo online.
Speaking at the ceremony, JWC’s Chief Public Affairs Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Kuehling thanked all logo designers that entered the contest and congratulated Mr Jelescu. He said: “It was very difficult to choose just one logo; but, finally, the members of JWC's 15th Anniversary Working Group as well as the Commander selected the logo that best reflected JWC’s important legacy throughout years 2003 to present. A big thank you to all of you who took part in this contest.”
Major General Reudowicz then presented Mr Jelescu with the JWC crest and commended him for his logo design.
At the conclusion of the event, Mr Jelescu explained the inspiration behind his logo. He said: “Working at the JWC for the past seven years has been an enriching experience. As part of the Media Simulation and Training Team, I have the privilege of using my knowledge and skills to train the members of the Alliance in an ever changing environment, facing new challenges every day.”
“While designing the 15th Anniversary logo, I had this complex experience in mind. The design is meant to provide a symbolic image of the JWC as the continuous bridge that facilitates the implementation through training of great transformation ideas. I also wanted to illustrate the ‘One Team’ approach that seamlessly integrates the contribution of the Host Nation Norway, together with all the other NATO Nations," Mr Jelescu added.
Major General Andrzej Reudowicz presents Mr Jelescu with the JWC crest. Photo by JWC PAO
The Joint Warfare Centre was established in Jåttå, Stavanger, Norway, on 23 October 2003. During the Activation Ceremony that afternoon, the former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, U.S. Navy Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., SACT, described the Centre as “the Jewel in the Crown of Allied Command Transformation”. Over the years, the JWC has become an essential force for Transformation throughout NATO and accumulated a history of unique achievements as the Alliance’s premier operational-level warfare and training establishment.
Ten years ago, on 23 October 2003, the Joint Warfare Centre was established in Jåttå, Stavanger, Norway. During the Activation Ceremony that afternoon, the then Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, U.S. Navy Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., SACT, described the Centre as “the Jewel in the Crown of Allied Command Transformation”. Over the years, the JWC has become an essential force for transformation throughout NATO and accumulated a history of unique achievements as the Alliance’s premier operational-level training establishment.