The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO( Joint Forces Command – Naples (JFC-N) deputy
commander visited HQ ARRC on their training exercise, being conducted at Beacon Barracks, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) military facility just outside of Stafford today.
BG Bryan Owens, LTG Marquis Hainse and Major
General Julian Free CBE walk past tents housing the
various sections that make up the main effort of the
ARRC staff during EX ARRCADE RETURNER
Lieutenant General Marqui Hainse, who joined the Canadian Army in 1977, has been working at the headquarters in
Naples as deputy commander since early October 2011. In the event that HQ ARRC deploys on operations with the NATO Response Force (NRF) next year he may well become the joint commander.
As the joint commander, General Hainse will not only command the ARRC (as the land or army component), but also any maritime (navy) and air components in the NRF.
Accompanying General Hainse on his visit was the
United Kingdom’s Joint Force Air Component Commander, Air Commodore Phil Beach, who will command the NRF air component.
Andrzej Frank, from the ARRC's Operational Analysis Branch,
shakes hands with the deputy commander of JFC-Naples, LTG
Approximately, 1000 personnel assigned to Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) arrived yesterday to Beacon Barracks to conduct a 5-day exercise designed to prepare the unit for its scheduled role in the NRF in 2013.
General Hainse’ and
Beach’s visit to Staffordshire illustrates the multinational and multi-service nature of the today’s NATO standby forces.