Meeting with Host Nation representatives
NOV 7, 2017
Bucharest – NATO Force Integration Unit Romania (NFIU ROU) hosted on 01 November 2017 a meeting with representatives from the Romanian Ministry of Defence responsible for providing Host Nation Support and movement coordination.
Representatives from Host Nation Support Cell, National Movement Coordination Centre and Romanian Land Forces HQ attended the workgroup organized by NFIU ROU. The purpose of this meeting enhance the lines of communication between NFIU ROU and Romanian national entities responsible for the reception, staging, onward movement (RSOM) of NATO forces deploying to the Romanian national territory. In addition, the meeting served to further coordinate future activities planned by various NATO Command Structures. At the meeting there were also present officers from Multinational Division South-East (MND-SE) HQ, the NFIU higher echelon. “This kind of meetings should happen as often as possible so that operations planners and logistics support specialists can meet and work together.” said Lieutenant Colonel Bobocea Emil, acting NFIU Commander.
NFIU ROU’s role is to facilitate the rapid deployment of NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) to multiple locations across Romania if needed. In close cooperation with the Host Nation, Framework Nation, and Troop Contributing Nations, NFIU ROU has identified the logistic support requirements necessary to ensure an unimpeded VJTF deployment. For more information about the NFIU ROU you can watch this short video.
NFIU Romania was activated in 2015 after a decision taken at the Wales Summit in 2014 by the Heads of State and Government. The unit reached Final Capability in 2016 and in 2017 took part in the first VJTF-Land deployment in Romania during exercise Noble Jump. Noble Jump 17 was the largest NATO exercise ever in Romania and involved the deployment of more than 2,000 soldiers from their home bases across Europe to the Joint National Training Centre “Cincu” in Brașov, Romania. Specific planning and execution activities conducted by Host Nation had and will have a crucial role in accomplishing NFIU ROU’s mission.