NATO MILMED COE and Strategikon establish partnership for the development of MILMED COE’s Exercise Vigorous Warrior series starting with the 2017 iteration, which will be held in Lehnin training area (Germany) in September 2017.
- their common interest in cooperation in the field of medical education and training,
- common mission in fostering dialogue and transnational cooperation for the promotion of peace, security, and prosperity,
- their mutual recognition that a comprehensive civilian, political and military approach is necessary to manage crisis effectively and to maximize coherence and effectiveness of the overall international efforts as referred to in the NATO Strategic Concept 2010 and the Wales Summit Declaration, 5 September 2014,
- civil and military cooperation is one of the main directions in the MILMED COE’s strategic vison.
Vigorous Warrior 2017 will train and evaluate the interoperability and maneuverability of NATO and partner Nations’ medical support system, including responsiveness to a possible biological incident, in a civil military context, in order to be prepared to medically support Joint Multinational Operations.
The political scenario will identify the political drivers, trends but also loopholes that are all likely to shape the setting and the actors of a military-medical crisis. The scenario will place medical support in a broader context and strive to create and analyze synergies. It serves to understand what constitutes a strong outcome when external factors are outside the control of military-medical personnel and outline where political space is (un)available to maximize patient outcome.
NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) is the only multinational centre, dealing with military medicine at the international level, on a full time basis. MILMED COE is designated by the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS) to be the information knowledge management centre in the field of military medicine, having a central role in medical training policy within NATO and actively acting in order to optimize the interoperability process in medical support within and outside the Alliance.
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