STAVANGER, Norway – The computer-assisted command post exercise (CAX/CPX) portion of the three-layer NATO Exercise STEADFAST JUPITER 2022 (STJU22) kicked off on October 11, 2022.

About 700 civilian and military personnel will support the tactical-level CAX/CPX, which will train and evaluate 1 German-Netherlands Corps (1GNC) for NATO Response Force 2023 (NRF23) under the lead of Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples).

STJU22 CAX/CPX will be directed by the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).

In addition to the 1GNC element, the multi-level exercise also involves a separate vignette-based exercise for Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at the strategic level (Layer 1), and a battle staff training for JFC Naples at the operational level (Layer 2).

Based on a fictitious Article 5 scenario developed by the JWC, the STJU22 CAX/CPX aims to strengthen 1GNC’s ability to command and control a land-heavy small joint operation (SJO).

The SHAPE vignettes, which will be conducted independently, will also cover a broad range of readiness and military mobility operations.

Major General Piotr Malinowski, Commander JWC, who also serves as the Exercise Director (EXDIR) for the CAX/CPX, said: “STEADFAST JUPITER 2022 CAX/CPX is designed to increase NATO’s ability to respond to any contingency. With this exercise, we are focusing exclusively on the tactical level in a highly realistic training environment where we can train multiple capabilities simultaneously. I see this training as invaluable for the participating commands and components. It is all about enhancing our interoperability and readiness.”

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