The first two years of CJOS's existence under my predecessor were very much trying to set the organization up alongside Second Fleet and working out how we would work to leverage best practices both from the U.S.
Commodore Mansergh: The CJOS COE works primarily for its 13 sponsoring nations, and it is very clear that we are not inside the NATO command structure.
The other Center of Excellence, which is certainly larger and perhaps more mature, and, so far, has been more prominent than our own, is the Joint Air Power Competence Center (JAPCC) of Excellence in Germany, which has nearly 100 people, as opposed to the 26 in the CJOS COE here.
Royal Navy Commodore Steve Cleary, deputy director of the CJOS
COE, talked to CHIPS about 2nd Fleet's role as the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander in the Trident Warrior 2007 series of experiments conducted March 20-30 off the Virginia coast.
CHIPS: Your background as a principal warfare officer (PWO) specializing in communications and electronic warfare, sea tours and responsibilities for all aspects of officers' communications training brings unique talent to your role as the CJOS COE deputy director.
2nd Fleet established the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea (CJOS) Center Excellence (COE) to facilitate joint maritime expeditionary transformation in support of NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
He served as deputy chief of staff from June 2001 to July 2003, was promoted to the rank of commodore and took his present position as deputy director Combined Joint Operations from the Sea (CJOS) Center of Excellence (COE).