Official Visit of Air Marshal David WALKER

26 November 2012


Official Visit of Air Marshal David WALKER

On 28 November, the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) General Manager, Mr Mike LYDEN hosted the official visit of Air Marshal David WALKER, Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum. The Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, in the Netherlands is one of three NATO operational level commands with JFC Naples, Italy and JFC Lisbon, Portugal in NATO Allied Command Operations. JFC Brunssum serves as the higher headquarters for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan with ISAF as a primary mission and NATO Article 5 Operational Planning, Baltic Air Policing, Military Cooperation and NATO Response Force (NRF), among our other major activities.

The visit started with private discussions with the General Manager focusing on the strong and positive relationships that exist between JFCB and the Agency and how these could be strengthened further in an effort to provide more effective but also more efficient support to the warfighter.

Following that, the General Manager hosted round table discussions on NSPA's current support to operations and on post-2014 support considerations. Representatives from NSPA senior management participated in the meeting and contributed to beneficial discussions on current activities and possible future ventures.

Air Marshal Walker joined JFC HQ Brunssum in March 2011 having co-led the Joint US/NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Task Force, directing a multinational team in the production of a Ballistic Missile Defence Concept of Operations.