On October 19-20 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys is in attendance of the Northern Europe Chiefs of Defence conference in Warsaw, Poland. Alongside counterparts from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and Director General of the Directorate of Security and Defence Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, he will discuss the security situation and challenges in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region. The event facilitates dialogue and mutual understanding of the participants.
Chaired by U.S. European Command (U.S. EUCOM) Commander General Christopher Cavoli and Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces General Rajmund T. Andrzejczak, the CHODs will review the security situation in the eastern flank of NATO, opportunities and challenges in the Arctic region, and discuss execution and logistics of 21st century international operations.
Sergeant Majors of the Northern European armed forces convene during the conference as well to address the agenda on recruitment, challenges with training and education plan development and ways of boosting motivation to pursue military career in national armed forces. Sgt Maj Remigijus Katinas attends the event on Lithuania’s behalf.
The Northern European Chiefs of Defence Conference is organized by the U.S. EUCOM Commander and leadership of the host Armed Forces. The events are held once a year on a rotational basis.