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[Flag of NATO] by Željko Heimer


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Overview

NATO military commands and some other organization also have flags. Almost all commands have their own flags (or banners), which have a great importance in all military units, and they have a special role during ceremonies held in occasions of changes of commanders. It is a subject of hand-over ceremony when former commander gives the flag into new commander's hand. It is a formal moment of transfer of his authority to new one.

All commands and other organizations has a badge or crest, generally it is placed on a monocoloured (blue, white, or green) flag as a command's flag. The official NATO military structure is a good base to introduce flags of various military commands, organizations and NATO-led military missions. More information on NATO structure:
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/structure.htm
Zoltan Horvath, 11 February 2010


Joint Warfare Centre - JWC - Stavanger

[Joint Warfare Centre - JWC - Stavanger] by Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010

Headquarters Allied Forces North Europe was established on 1 July 1994 in the same location where Vikings defended themselves against aggressors hundreds of years earlier. Following numerous efforts to reshape NATO's command structure, on 3 March 2000, the Command was renamed Joint Command North (JCN) to reflect its new role as a third level headquarters, subordinate to Allied Forces North Europe (AFNORTH) in Brunssum, the Netherlands. And finally on 12 June 2003, Alliance Defence Ministers approved a historic reform of NATO's command structure, to include the establishment of a new command, Allied Command Transformation (ACT) headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and ACT commands the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger. JWC is to promote and conduct NATO's joint and combined experimentation, analysis, and doctrine development to maximize transformational synergy and to improve NATO's capabilities and interoperability. It assists Allied Command Transformation's developmental work on new technologies, modelling and simulation.

Its flag is blue with its crest in the center.
More information on its crest:
http://www.jwc.nato.int/category.php?categoryID=46
Home Page:
http://www.jwc.nato.int/
Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010


Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre - JALLC - Monsanto

[Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre - JALLC - Monsanto] by Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010

The Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre - JALLC is NATO's lead agency for the analysis of operations, exercises, training and experiments, and for the collection and communication of lessons learned. JALLC deploys teams worldwide to support NATO, analysing all aspects of the Alliance's work at the operational and strategic levels. JALLC's base in Monsanto, near Lisbon in Portugal. It is a subordinated agency of Joint Warfare Centre - JWC. JALLC currently works with NATO's operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan and on maritime security operations in the Mediterranean. They support NATO exercises for the NRF, and the training of troops prior to deployment on NATO operations. JALLC has also contributed analysis expertise during NATO's humanitarian relief efforts following the Pakistan earthquake in 2005, and security operations during the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Its flag is blue with its crest.
Images of flag:
http://www.jallc.nato.int/EventsAndFacts.asp
http://www.jallc.nato.int/jallcvisits2008.asp

Home page:
http://www.jallc.nato.int/
Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010


NATO Joint Force Training Centre - JFTC - Bydgoszcz

[NATO Joint Force Training Centre - JFTC - Bydgoszcz] by Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010

The Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) is NATO's focal point for tactical level training and transformation. JFTC is part of Allied Command Transformation's (ACT) training network together with the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Norway and the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Portugal. Together with the two other centres they are committed to providing the Alliance with up-to-date training support for exercises and preparation for live missions. It supports the Alliance transformation through training, experimentation and doctrine development. It is located in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Its flag is blue with its crest.
Image of flag (behind its director):
http://www.jftc.nato.int/Organization/CV_Director.htm
More information on its crest:
http://www.jftc.nato.int/General%20Information/JFTC_shield.htm
Home page:
http://www.jftc.nato.int/
Zoltan Horvath, 24 February 2010


NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center - NMIOTC - Souda Naval Base

Information of its flag has not been available yet.
Zoltan Horvath, 11 February 2010


NATO Undersea Research Centre - NURC - La Spezia

[ATO Undersea Research Centre - NURC] by Zoltan Horvath, 28 February 2010

NATO Undersea Research Centre - NURC is one of some research and technology organisations in NATO, it conducts research in support of NATO's operational and transformation requirements. Its focus is on the undersea domain and on solutions to maritime security problems. NURC maintains a strong reputation for bringing the best and brightest researchers together through rotational scientific staffing and through extensive partnering with NATO member nations. NURC also collaborates with other NATO organisations and with institutions from the 28 NATO member nations, such as universities and research centers. NURC was formerly known as the SACLANT ASW Research Centre from 1959 to 1986 and as the SACLANT Undersea Research Centre from 1987 to 2003. The name change reflected a change in role, from a research centre focused primarily on antisubmarine warfare (ASW) to a broadening emphasis on underwater research. NURC's role continues to expand and evolve. New areas of research include the development of tools and processes to counter new threats in the maritime environment from rogue nations or radical individuals. NURC is located in the "zona portuale" of La Spezia, in the region of Liguria, inside the Marina Militare "base" at Muggiano.

Its flag is blue and white with its logo in the center of the flag.
Image of flag :
http://www.nurc.nato.int/publications/pubs/others/50A_NURC.pdf (page 28)
http://www.nurc.nato.int/about/director.htm (behind its director)
Zoltan Horvath, 28 February 2010


NATO School - Oberammergau

[NATO School - Oberammergau] by Zoltan Horvath, 25 February 2010

The NATO School serves as a centre for individual education and training for military and civilian personnel from NATO, Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue, and NATO cooperation countries. This education requires a high degree of discussion between and among all students and faculty members. The NATO School mission is to conduct courses in support of the current and developing NATO strategy and policy, including cooperation and dialogue with military and civilian personnel from Non-NATO countries. The NATO School provides resident courses of instruction in four main disciplines: Operations and Plans, Joint Operations, WMD threats, and Policy. Most courses are one week duration and there are many subjects from which to choose. School is located inside a barracks complex in the beautiful village of Oberammergau, Germany.

Its flag is blue with its crest in the center of the flag.
Images of flag:
http://www.natoschool.nato.int/new_www/images/school_images/NSO_academic_bldgs.jpg
http://www.natoschool.nato.int/welcome_students.asp (behind the leaders of School)
Home page:
http://www.natoschool.nato.int/index.asp
Zoltan Horvath, 25 February 2010