NATO and EU logistics experts held the initial planning conference ahead of Exercise Capable Logistician 2023

NATO and EU logistics experts held the initial planning conference ahead of Exercise Capable...

On May 3 through 5 the Lithuanian Armed Forces Logistics Command and the Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC) co-organized the Initial Planning Conference for Exercise Capable Logistician 2023 in Vilnius. The event was attended by over 60 representatives from NATO and EU countries and international institutions –the United States of America, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, ACT, MNCNE, EUMS, EDA, etc. The Conference delivered the overall exercise concept and an assessment of the military infrastructure required for the exercise objectives in 2023.

Exercise Capable Logistician 2023 in Lithuania will be linked to one of the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ exercises. The international training event will train military and civilian personnel in compatibility and synchronization of logistical support procedures and implementation not only at the level of logistical units and commands abut also in concert with Land Force units.

The Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC) in the Czech Republic has been the coordinator of Capable Logistician exercises on NATO allies’ territories since 2013 with an aim to hone the skills of logistical personnel and to standardize procedures for logistical support units that act together internationally. In 2013 the exercise was hosted by Slovakia, in 2015 – by Hungary, in 2019 – by Poland.

Planning and coordination of joint logistical tasks at Exercise Capable Logistician is conducted by a multinational headquarters formed for the exercise period. The training logistical capabilities deployed by the participants and host nation capabilities form joint units and train to ensure a timely supply of food, gas, ammunition, and medical aid, transportation capabilities