Major Laurence Roche is a British Army press officer serving at NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Why is it OK for the UK to command 22 European nations (as it does in the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
) or to be Deputy Supreme Commander Europe yet not have a German commander (although D-SACEUR was a German at the beginning of the century)?
The conference consisted of a variety of hosts and guest speakers who shared their knowledge with senior participants, including the provost marshal, Allied Command Operations, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; the commander of the European Gendarmerie Force; and the commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
. The director of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence and a representative from the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence also participated in the conference.
Protection Force and its replacement with a credible NATO force using NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
as the command element.
Dannatt, who was approached for this article but was unavailable, was the head of the British armed forces for a large part of the war, and before that was responsible for troop deployments to Afghanistan as head of NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
. De Hoop Scheffer was head of NATO until 2009.
He was previously Director of Military Operations and Chief of Staff of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Their son Kevin is a Major with the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
(ARRC) currently living in Gloucestershire.
Gen Dannatt said he had been surprised to learn of the decision in 2004 to send British troops to Helmand, even though he was at that time the commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
which was due to be deployed.
During his tenure at the military, he worked at NATO's German-based Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Maj Gen Barrons had only just begun a senior appointment in the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
. But because of his skills in counter-insurgency working with the US in Iraq last year he was hand-picked for the job and given just 10 days' notice to get to Kabul.
Sir Mike Jackson commanded the 3rd Division at the time of the Bosnian and Yugoslavian operations, joining UNPROFOR and then took command of NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps