STAVANGER, Norway – Navy Captain Frode E. Staurset, the Commanding Officer at KNM Harald Haarfagre, more commonly known as the Naval Basic Training Centre “Camp Madla”, visited NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on March 9, 2022.
He was accompanied by Master Chief Petty Officer Per-Thomas Bøe, the Chief Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Camp.
The delegation was warmly welcomed to the Centre by Major General Piotr Malinowski, Commander JWC; his Special Advisor, Commodore Knut Rief Armo, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Lars Raabe, the Centre's Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL).
Following an office call with Major General Malinowski, Captain Staurset received detailed briefings about the mission and current activities of the JWC, as well as the excellent Host Nation Support and cooperative partnership with Norway. The visit programme also included a guided tour of the Centre’s state-of-the-art training facility, led by Colonel Tom Robertsen, the Centre’s Director of Management.
Established in 1871, KNM Harald Haarfagre has been providing basic training for the young Norwegian Navy recruits since 1948, who come from all over Norway. The Camp is able to provide training up to 3,500 recruits each year. KNM Harald Haarfagre also provides the most cost-effective accommodation for NATO’s operational and augmented staff coming to Stavanger to participate in the exercises and training events taking place at the JWC.
From left: Master Chief Petty Officer Bøe, Captain Staurset, Major General Malinowski, Commodore Armo, and Chief Petty Officer Lars Raabe