Italy: Commodore Ben Bekkering Assumes Command of NATO Flotilla

first_img View post tag: Ben Share this article Authorities View post tag: Flotilla On 23 January 2012, Commodore Ben Bekkering took over command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from his Italian counterpart, Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi. The ceremony took place at the Taranto Naval Base, Italy.The maritime group, also referred to as SNMG1, is an Immediate Reaction Force. It patrols regions where NATO wishes to protect its interests. In this way, SNMG1 contributes to the situational picture and also underscores the solidarity within the Alliance.At the same time, the naval squadron maintains a high level of readiness, so it can be deployed rapidly and effectively for tasks varying from humanitarian assistance to an evacuation or ensuring security in a maritime area. The flotilla also serves as a forward command capability for the NATO Response Force.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 01, 2012; Image: defensie View post tag: Commodore View post tag: Assumes View post tag: Command Back to overview,Home naval-today Italy: Commodore Ben Bekkering Assumes Command of NATO Flotilla View post tag: NATO View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Italy: Commodore Ben Bekkering Assumes Command of NATO Flotilla View post tag: Naval February 1, 2012 View post tag: Bekkering View post tag: Italylast_img