RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Commander of Allied Joint Force
Command Brunssum, Italian Army General Salvatore Farina, visited Headquarters
Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) here, 28 June. The visit marked his first trip to
AIRCOM since he took command on 4 March. He was welcomed by the AIRCOM commander, General Frank Gorenc, and
provided mission briefs on AIRCOM's key programmes, to include Ballistic
Missile Defence, the Core Joint Force Air Component, and the 24/7 Air Policing
career highlights include deployments to Bosnia and Kosovo, commanding the
Italian Signal Brigade, serving as the Chief of the Strategic Military Policy
and Plans Division, Policy and Capability Director of Defence Staff and the Chairman
of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the Italian Defence White
Book. General Farina also commanded NATO's Operation Joint
Enterprise in Kosovo from 2013 to 2014.
The general now leads
JFC Brunssum's mission to provide command and control to NATO's Resolute
Support Mission in Afghanistan and ensure the NATO Response Force (NRF) continues
to respond to emerging crises, disasters and other contingencies.
serves a key role in executing our NRF mission and ensuring the success of the
air component for our Joint Forces at NATO," General Farina said. "While JFC Brunssum serves as the Joint
Headquarters bridging between the NATO Command Structure and NATO Force Structure,
I see AIRCOM as the foundation and the command and control epicenter for our
Allied and Partner air forces executing NATO missions."
General Farina plans
to visit the land and maritime components of NATO over the coming months, as
well. For more information about JFC
Brunssum, visit www.jfcbs.nato.int.