The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces delegation, led by Colonel Major El Mouloudi El Orf, and the NATO Team, led by Colonel François Marechal, in a moment of the Force Preparation Working Group. Ben Guerir 08-10 February 2021
Ben Guerir, Morocco – Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP) J9 Military Partnership Branch (J9 MPB) met with a Royal Moroccan Armed Forces delegation for an expert team visit on 08-10 February 2021.
A team from JFC Naples J9 MPB, which also included representatives from the Land Command Izmir G9, participated in the second Force Preparation Working Group (FPWG) in support of the preparation of the MAR declared unit to successfully accomplish the Operational Capability Concept Evaluation and Feedback (OCC E&F) programme, through the implementation of the NATO Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation process. A representative from the International Military Staff (IMS), NATO HQ Brussels, also joined the meeting in videoconference.
The objectives of the meeting were achieved. The NATO team, led by the French Army Colonel François Marechal, was very well received by the Moroccan delegation, led by the Army Colonel Major El Mouloudi El Orf. The NATO team was provided with a unit brief and shown both resources possessed and combat skills by the Moroccan troops. Across the three-day meeting, the unit demonstrated high standards of moral and well-equipped personnel and it set the basis to start the evaluation programme.
The OCC E&F programme is the NATO evaluation programme designed to assess the level of interoperability and military capability of partner units in the NATO Pool of Forces (PoF) and supports partner efforts to develop forces that are fully capable of operating with NATO standards and procedures. Upon successful completion of all steps, the evaluated unit is officially recognized “Combat Ready” and potential contributor to NATO-led operations.
Story by Italian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Cipri, JFC Naples Military Partnership Branch