Casimir Pulaski Foundation staff visits the NATO Joint Forces Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Casimir Pulaski Foundation staff visits the NATO Joint Forces Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland

On Febraury 15th 2018, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation delegation visited the Joint Forces Training Centre (JFTC) in Bydgoszcz, Poland. JFTC is one of the key NATO training centres in Europe, and is involved in an extensive spectrum of activities, focusing predominantly on joint and combined training on a tactical, and operational level. JFTC was founded in 2004, and is one of the two NATO training centres located in Europe (the other one is the Joint Warfare Centre, situated in Stavenger, Norway). JFTC boasts an Modelling and Simulation (M&S) capability, allowing for organising and conducting cutting edge wargaming simulations.

The JFTC representation included: deputy Commander of the JFTC Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, LTC Jens Werner, Col. Zeh, and LTC Zanini. From the Pulaski Foundation, present in the meeting were the President Zbigniew Pisarski, Head of the Research Office Tomasz Smura, Executive Director Wojciech Dzięgiel, and the Coordinator of the Defence and Security Programme Maciej Kowalski.

The visit begun with a briefing regarding the activities undertaken by the JFTC, followed by a presentation of the focus areas of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. Among the key topics discussed were the potential for promotion of the JFTC and its activities during the Warsaw Security Forum, a flagship event of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, as well as the role of wargaming in modelling future armed conflicts.