Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – A team from Allied Joint Force Command Naples monitored an Operational Capability Concept Evaluation and Feedback (OCC E&F) Level 2 evaluation of 1st Infantry Company in Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH), June 13-16, 2016.
The evaluation was conducted in accordance with 2016 OCC E&F program and it occurred during Exercise "Dynamic Response 2016-4”, which was conducted in Banja Luka.
The BiH infantry company, which was declared into the OCC Pool of Forces, was evaluated by a National Evaluation Team.
The JFC Naples team monitored the event as a representative of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The team’s primary task was to ensure that evaluation was conducted and reported in accordance with the NATO agreed procedures.
"I would like to express my gratitude for the infantry company’s ability to accomplish the mission in an outstanding manner,” said Turkish Army Lieutenant Colonel Gungor Sevgin, the senior NATO Monitor.
"The Unit left a key step behind in reaching the required operational capability to be eligible to participate in NATO-led operations.”
Colonel Ilija Petrovic, head of Training and Doctrine Command, elaborated.
"OCC concept, together with this evaluation, is very important for us to reach NATO interoperability and increase our capabilities on the way to full NATO membership” said Col. Petrovic.
According to exercise organizers, the 1st Inf. Co. conducted a successful exercise and proved that OCC E&F serves as a good vehicle for Partners to develop forces that are interoperable and capable of operating with NATO standards and procedures.
Story and photos by Allied Joint Force Command Turkish Army Lieutenant Colonel Gungor Sevgin