STAVANGER, Norway – Rear Admiral Placido Torresi, the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) Joint Force Development at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT), paid a visit to NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Rear Admiral Torresi was welcomed by Major General Piotr Malinowski, Commander JWC, and Brigadier General Mark A. Cunningham, the JWC’s Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.

Rear Admiral Torresi was accompanied by Colonel Rune Gaustad, his executive officer, and Colonel Nicholas Waldron, the Head of Experimentation and Wargaming Branch at HQ SACT.

The visit programme included an office call with Major General Malinowski, followed by a mission briefing by Brigadier General Cunningham. The briefings focused on NATO’s current and future operational- and strategic-level exercises, with an eye on the emerging training requirements, including the JWC-directed STEADFAST JUPITER 2023, the largest NATO command post exercise in modern warfare. Additionally, the JWC’s vital role in operationalizing NATO's warfare development agenda, its digital transformation efforts, and wargame design capability were also discussed.

The visit programme also included briefings on the Centre’s media simulation and CAX capabilities, including a visit to the Centre's live broadcast studio.

Joint Force Development is one of the five directorates reporting to the Chief of Staff at HQ SACT. Under the pillar of DCOS Joint Force Development, the JWC continues to play a vital role in NATO’s Education, Training, Exercises and Evaluation (ETEE) programme to ensure NATO is interoperable and maintains tip-of-the-spear readiness to meet every challenge.



Major General Piotr Malinowski, Commander JWC, and Rear Admiral Placido Torresi, DCOS Joint Force Development at HQ SACT