Allied Joint Force Command Naples is one of two Joint Force Commands in the NATO Command Structure. The activation of JFC Naples was a part of
NATO's transformation aimed at adapting the allied military structure to
the operational challenges of coalition warfare, to face the emerging
threats in the new millennium. The new NATO Command Structure is leaner, more flexible, more efficient, and better able to conduct the full range of Alliance missions.
The transition process was set
into motion by decisions taken by NATO Heads of State and Government in
Prague in 2002, when it was also agreed to create a NATO Response Force
(NRF) consisting of a technologically advanced, flexible force including
land, sea and air elements ready to move quickly to wherever needed as decided by the North Atlantic Council.