Building Resilient Forces: Enhancing Crisis Management Skills at BALTDEFCOL

Building Resilient Forces: Enhancing Crisis Management Skills at BALTDEFCOL

Date: (15-03-2024)

As part of the Joint Command and General Staff Course 2023-2024, the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) delivered a comprehensive 4-day METT training at the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL). The course, attended by 75 students representing 14 countries, delved into critical topics ranging from Crisis Management in NATO to the implications of Climate Change on Military Operations.


Throughout the training, participants engaged actively, showcasing a keen interest in the multifaceted aspects of crisis management. Their enthusiasm was profound, evident in the multitude of questions posed and the meticulous reports generated during practical tasks.


Covering a spectrum of subjects, including Disaster Risk Reduction, Military Contribution to Disaster Response and Humanitarian Assistance, and Resilience, the course aimed to equip military personnel with the necessary tools to navigate complex crises effectively.


Hands-on sessions focused on Risk Management, Resilience, and Disaster Management provided invaluable practical experience, fostering a deeper understanding of real-world challenges and solutions.


The culmination of the course was marked by a Wargaming utilizing Simulation Systems. This exercise vividly illustrated the outcomes of various courses of action chosen by different syndicates, offering valuable insights into strategic decision-making processes in crisis scenarios.


The success of the training underscores the importance of continuous learning and collaboration in building resilient forces capable of addressing the evolving challenges of the modern world. With METT training serving as a cornerstone, BALTDEFCOL and its international partners are dignified to enhance military preparedness and crisis response capabilities across the globe.




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