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French Maj Gen Jean Fred Berger, commander of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger Norway, listens to an exercise briefing at Exercise Unified Endeavor 12-2.

Maj. Gen. Jean Fred Berger stresses multinational cooperation.

NATO’s Man in the North

July 2012, Number 03.03

“French Army Maj. Gen. Jean Fred Berger was appointed commander of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in 2011, where he has helped knit together a multinational staff of more than 70. The Stavanger, Norway-based JWC is dedicated to training and war gaming. As such it took the lead in developing a training scenario aimed at the Horn of Africa called “Cerasia” and followed that up with a simulated exercise dubbed “Skolkan” that replicates a high intensity conflict in and around the Baltic Sea.

Trained at France’s famed Saint Cyr military academy, Berger spent many years as chief engineer at Eurocorps, the rapid deployment force based in Strasbourg that can serve under both EU and NATO command. In that role he served with multinational peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and Kosovo. These days, Berger focuses mainly on the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan...”

Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “NATOs Man in the North,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 3, No. 3, 2012: 48-49.

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