JFC Norfolk was created at the 2018 Brussels Summit as a new joint operational level command for the Atlantic. It reached an important milestone in September 2020 when it declared Initial Operational Capability.
JFC Norfolk is the only operational NATO command in North America and is closely integrated with the newly reactivated US Second Fleet. Amid growing regional tension, JFC Norfolk aims to secure the transatlantic strategic lines of communication, and increase security in the North Atlantic and Arctic.
This event will be live streamed.
Opening remarks: Dr Robin Niblett, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House
Speaker: Vice Admiral Lewis, Commander of the United States Second Fleet and NATO Joint Force Command Norfolk under Allied Command Operations
Chair: Mathieu Boulègue, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House