Expeditionary Power..
Tailored, Scalable Capability....from the sea
Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) is NATO’s premier Maritime Battle-staff and the Alliance’s primary link for integrating US Maritime Forces into NATO operations.

Managed by a Memorandum of Understanding comprising of 11 Nations, STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly deployable, Maritime Headquarters that provides scalable command and control across the full spectrum of Alliance fundamental security tasks.

TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 Opposing Force and the Exercise Design
1 Feb 2016
This article is dedicated to CDR Kenneth (Kenny) Rogers from STRIKFORNATO who passed away shortly after the end of the execution of TRJE15. He was a valuable OPFOR member who provided indispensable expertise to the team. His death has left us shocked and deeply saddened, but it has also reminded us all of how strong our emotional ties have become as a team that embraces our differences—each of us being as unique as our fingerprints. What unifies us is the ambition to provide a challenging environment for the Training Audience to help them achieve their Training Objectives. Kenny, we will always remember you.
12 Jan 2016
The NATO Alliance is more relevant today in its core mission of collective security than it has been for over two decades.  To face the challenges East and South identified at the Wales Summit NATO must use all of its capabilities.  At the high-end of maritime maneuver and expeditionary striking power is the unique organization called STRIKFORNATO; the Alliance’s only permanently on call joint maritime Battle Force.  STRIKFORNATO’s unique value to the Alliance is its service as the only integration mechanism for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combat power.  The STRIKFORNATO Battle Force is NATO’s only permanently available, trained and proven high-end joint maritime force.
European Phased Adaptive Approach & Integration of Maritime BMD
11 Jan 2016
As Chief of Staff at Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), I was asked to write a piece centered on the US European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) and the integration of Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) units into a NATO-led Integrated Air and Missile Defense(IAMD) structure. Our command, located in Oeiras, Portugal, is the Alliance’s only permanently on call joint maritime  Battle Force.
BALTOPS 2016 Initial Planning Conference in Portugal
16 Dec 2015
Oeiras, Portugal - From 14 of December until 16 of December 2015 took place in Portugal the BALTOPS 2016 Initial Planning Conference (IPC).