ALGIERS, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria – An Allied Joint Force Command Naples Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted a NATO Counterinsurgency (COIN) lessons seminar in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from Dec. 6 - 10, 2015.
The JFC Naples joint training team consisted of four officers from the J2, J3 and J9 division and from the office of the political advisor.
The aim of this seminar was to share NATO COIN lessons gathered from the past 13 years of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan. The JFC Naples officers familiarized seminar attendees with the latest NATO Allied Joint Doctrine and national COIN doctrine, including fundamental Intelligence lessons and NATOs' approach to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED). Several case-studies were presented in order to underline fundamental NATO COIN lessons.
The JFC Naples 5-days seminar in Algiers was attended by more than 40 Algerian officers from all branches of the Algerian Armed Forces and the Algerian Gendarmerie.
The seminar was hosted at the Central Officers’ Club in Algiers and received great attention within the Algerian Armed Forces. Several generals from the Algerian People’s National Army attended the opening and closing ceremonies of this NATO Military Partnerships event.
JFC Naples Assistant Chief of Staff, J2, Turkish Army Brigadier General Ufuk Uras and J9 Military Partnerships Branch Head, French Army Colonel Vincent Alexandre, represented JFC Naples at the closing ceremony and presented certificates to the participants.
The NATO COIN Lessons Seminar was the first MTT course that JFC Naples conducted in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
The seminar formed part of JFC Naples' 2015 Military Partnerships activities. The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a member of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue Framework.
Story and photo by Allied Joint Force Command Naples J9 Military Partnership Branch