NATO's new Joint Logistic Support Group (JLSG) concept was tested for the first time in Nieuw Milligen, the Netherlands. this week by 1 German/Netherlands (GE/NL) Corps. The new concept aims to increase logistics cooperation during international missions and exercises, from the NATO headquarters level down to individual combat units.
Dutch Ministry of Defense photo of JLSG
The concept changes the order of reception, staging and onward movement. Staging, i.e. forming personnel and their equipment into deployable units, takes place upon reception at airfields and ports, followed by onward movement to the operational area. This is instead of forming units after they have been transported individually to international bases.
The core staff of the JLSG headquarters consisted of 25 personnel of different nationalities from 1 GE/NL Corps in Münster, Germany, augmented by members of the Dutch Operational Support Command in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.