​Operations and Exercises

Operations and Exercises (OE) Service Line provides the Agency's interface for supply of C2 Catalogue Services to customers that are planning and/or executing deployed operations and exercises. OE ensures that the Agency's responsibilities to deployed operations are met in line with the agreed Service Level Agreements and Command and Control Arrangements. In the post-recovery phase, OE will conduct satisfaction monitoring with the customer, including production of Lessons Identified.

The Operations and Exercises Service Line, is directly responsible to the Director of Support, BGEN Tomaiuolo, for coordination of NCI Agency Communications and Information Systems (CIS) support to Allied Command Operations (ACO) Operations and Exercises.

Under the direction of the Service Line Head, the Operations Branch staff provides dedicated CIS planning for support to all NATO operations, both in Afghanistan and elsewhere. In addition the Exercise Branch personnel coordinate CIS support to ACO approved exercises such NATO Response Force. Both branches liaise with the internal service lines and the NATO CIS Group:

  • Staff Planning for CIS Support to NATO approved missions
  • Staff Planning for CIS Support to ACO approved exercises
  • Management and Oversight of ISAF CIS Support budget

The Service Line personnel and offices can be found on the SHAPE Campus, in Mons, Belgium, close to its primary customer.