Pljevlja, MONTENEGRO– A NATO Evaluation Team from the Military Partnership Branch at Allied Joint Force Command Naples evaluated the 2nd Reinforced Infantry Company from the Montenegro Armed Forces as meeting NATO standards, June 6-10, 2016.
The 2nd Reinforced Company was declared by the Montenegro Armed Forces for the NATO Pool of Forces.
The evaluation was conducted in accordance with Operational Capability Concept Evaluation and Feedback (OCC E&F) methodology, providing further improvement of interoperability and ability to contribute to NATO-led operations. The evaluation team was led by Italian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca Curtarelli.
The OCC E&F, as part of NATO’s Military Outreach Policy, is a mutually beneficial and important tool to modernize the defense forces of partners and to contribute to ongoing capacity building efforts in NATO, according to evaluation team officials.
JFC Naples supported the event by providing an evaluation director, a deputy evaluation director, a team leader and four students. Simultaneously and integrally, The Evaluation Training Course 31 (ETC 31) was conducted by Bi-Strategic Command Military Partners Directorate OCC E&F.
A total of 29 students from 15 NATO and partner countries attended the ETC 31. The events were run by 25 staff coming from NATO command structures, the host nation and partner countries.
Story by Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca Curtarelli, JFC Naples J9 MPB