|Joint Warfare Centre|
Coat of arms
|Active||23 October 2003–|
|Part of||Allied Command Transformation|
|Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack |
The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is a NATO establishment headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.
It was established at Jåttå on 23 October 2003 as a subordinate command of Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT). The purpose of this was to have a command with responsibility for training and exercise of the NATO headquarters. The old Joint Headquarters North (JHQ NORTH) was abolished and command transferred to the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
The JWC provides NATO's training focal point for full spectrum joint operational level warfare.
The NATO Military Command Structure consists of two strategic commands and is directed by the International Military Staff:
The commands under SACEUR - Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Allied Joint Force Command Naples and Joint Force Command Norfolk are Operational Level Commands, while Headquarters Allied Air Command, Headquarters Allied Maritime Command and Headquarters Allied Land Command are Tactical Level Commands. SACEUR also has operational command of the Joint Support and Enabling Command.
|Political strategic level:|
|Military strategic level:|
CMC (NATO MC)
(ACT, HQ SACT)
|JFCBS Brunssum, NL||JWC Stavanger, NO|
|AIRCOM Ramstein, DE||JALLC Lisbon, PT|
|MARCOM Northwood, GB||JFTC Bydgoszcz, PL|
|LANDCOM İzmir, TR|
|CIS GP Mons, BE|
|JFCNP Naples, IT|
|JFC-NF Norfolk, Virginia, US|
The Commanders and Directors of the Joint Warfare Centre:
|Nr.||Name||Country||Commencement of post||End of post|
|9||Konteradmiral Jan C. Kaack||Germany||July 2019|
|8||Generał dywizji Andrzej Reudowicz||Poland||July 2016||July 2019|
|7||Generalmajor Reinhard Wolski||Germany||September 2014||July 2016|
|6||Generalleutnant Erhard Bühler||Germany||June 2013||September 2014|
|5||Général de division Jean-Fred Berger||France||June 2011||June 2013|
|4||Generalleutnant Wolfgang Korte||Germany||July 2007||June 2011|
|3||Air Marshal Peter Brett Walker||United Kingdom||February 2005||July 2007|
|2||Major-General James Short||United Kingdom||September 2004||February 2005|
|1||Generalløytnant Thorstein Skiaker||Norway||October 2003||September 2004|
JSEC is part of the NATO Force Structure and under the operational command of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).