NATO’s new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) will be located in Ulm, southern Germany, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 20 March.
The new command, for which Germany is the framework nation, will be co-located with the Multinationale Kommando Operative Führung/Multinational Joint Headquarters (MN KdoOpFü/MN JHQ) Ulm. When it is activated, the JSEC will be responsible for the movement of troops and materiel and the co-ordination of its protection.
NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels on 14–15 February discussed the establishment of the command to improve military mobility. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said at the meeting that the command is “in the heart of Europe”.
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