Allied Joint Force Command Naples J9 Military Partnership Branch
AMMAN, Jordan – The 3rd Regional Collective Training
Event Planning Workshop in support of REGEX 17 took place, Feb. 5-9. REGEX is a
NATO supported opportunity for partner countries to plan and conduct an
exercise from beginning to end and tailored to their specific training
requirements. Jordan has taken the lead for REGEX 17 and is the first Mediterranean
Dialogue Partner to lead.
A Joint Force Command
Naples J7/J9 REGEX team, headed by French Army Lieutenant-Colonel Christophe Le
Cerf, J7 training and exercise future operations exercise delivery section head,
mentored the workshop where 46 participants from 19 Partner Countries and 10
officers from the Host Nation took part.
During the main
planning conference, in his opening remarks, Brigadier General Amjad Alzo'ubi, the director of collective
training centre, thanked all the participants in this partnership event. He
stressed the importance of REGEX 17, pointing out that Jordan faces a lot of
challenges in the Middle East, this exercise based on Security Operations will
help Jordan to improve the readiness of its Armed Forces.
In what proved to be a productive
week, the workshop focused on the development of the Exercise Plan (EXPLAN) and
conducting the Exercise Main Planning Conference following the premises of the Bilateral
In order to build
confidence and establish rapport among the participants and the 91st Armored
Brigade Headquarter, the primary training audience, REGEX participants paid a
visit to the 91st Brigade where they could see the brigade’s main materials and
JFC Naples is planning
to conduct three more REGEX 17 workshops before the Execution Phase in
September 2017. This initiative supports NATO objectives by building trust and
understanding which promotes better cooperation in the region while also increasing
interoperability with NATO.