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May 22 2020

JFC NAPLES TEAM DELIVERS INFORMATION OPERATIONS TRAINING TO THE KFOR JOINT EFFECTS CELL

Story by JFC Naples J3 Influence Branch

KFOR, Pristina, Kosovo – The Kosovo Force (KFOR) – Joint Effects Cell
(JEC) invited an Information Operations Training Team from Joint Force
Command Naples to familiarise them with the latest principles of 
Information Operations at a tactical level and the relationship with 
functions and capabilities.

Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic overtook events preventing the 
Team travelling to Kosovo. However, using ingenuity the training was 
over three days in May 2020 using the existing NATO VTC facilities. The
course was attended by four KFOR NATO Staff Officers: OF 3 GRECU 
- CIMIC LNO-ROU Army, OF 3 LYNCH Brian - PAO-IRELAND Army, OF 3
TECARU Ionut - Info Ops Plans-ROU Army, and OF 2- MIHAI Ciprian – 
TAD-ROU Army who received the training at KFOR.

Training delivery was carried out from Lago Patria, Naples by JFCNP 
Matter Experts including: OF 4 GREEN Alistair – Info Ops-GBR Royal Air
Force, OF 2 SYRIMIS Emile - CIMIC-GBR Royal Air Force, OF 2 COLES
Martin – Info Ops GBR Royal Air Force, OF 3 PAZCOGUIN Joseph – Info 
US Army, OF 4 PAPA Dritor Section Head Info Ops-ALB Army, OF 3 
Gregori - Engagement Cell-ESP Army, and OF 4 WOLFF, Gunnar – 
Affairs-DEU Navy, and OF 3 CIRCUI, Vasile – PsyOps ROU Army.

The topics covered were numerous and diverse including: Civilian-Military Cooperation, Public Affairs, Strategic Communication, Psychological Operations, Key Leader Engagement, NATO Planning, Social Media and Assessment software tool, and finally Information Operations.

The KFOR JEC team were deeply impressed by the quality of the 
delivered as well as the range and depth of subjects taught using VTC 
medium.

The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a NATO-led international peace-keeping 
Kosovo established in 1999. KFOR focuses on building a secure 
and guaranteeing the freedom of movement through all Kosovo 
citizens, irrespective of their ethnic origins, in accordance with UN 
Council Resolution 1244.

JFCNP Matter Experts deliver training via VTC to KFOR Staff Officers to familiarise them with latest principles of Information Operations. 


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