Assessment, Coordination, and Engagement

The Assessment, Coordination and Engagement (ACE) Branch provides cross-functional capabilities and expertise in concept development, doctrine and vision in support of the JAPCC’s activities and projects. The Branch’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) coordinate support to training and exercises, provide information and assessments available in the NATO Lessons Learned Process, as well as focused analysis of INTEL products. Additionally, they make sure that the newest developments in capabilities and defence planning related to NATO’s warfare development agenda are considered in the JAPCC’s program of work. The branch also supports planning and organization of the JAPCC’s main engagement events (the annual Joint Air & Space Power Conference, the Think Tank Forum and the Joint Air & Space Power Network Meeting) and manages the process to draft, layout and distribute the JAPCC’s publications.

Branch Head

Colonel
 Thomas
 Schroll
Joint Air Power Competence Centre

Colonel Thomas Schroll started his military career in 1989 and was trained as a ground-based air defence officer. He went through general staff training at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College and the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College, and has subsequently served in national and international positions at various levels of command, including in the German CHOD’s office and for the SACEUR. Thomas earned Master-level degrees in Economics and in Defence Studies. Currently, he is the Branch Head Assessment, Coordination and Engagement in the JAPCC. In this function, he also serves as the Conference Director for the annual Joint Air & Space Power Conference.

Information provided is current as of March 2022

Featured Publications

Introduction to the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook

By Wg Cdr 
Jez 
Parkinson 
By Lt Col 
Frans 
Van de Weerd 
In order to better analyse the current resilience status of Alliance members against a full spectrum of threats, the JAPCC will publish the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook in November 2022. The assessment intends to take [...]

Future Approaches to Red Air Delivery in NATO Air Forces in 5th Generation Fighter Training

By Lt Col 
Rafael 
Ichaso 
Red Air is a significant part of the NATO fighters training. However, this function is increasingly tricky for NATO countries to carry out, especially individually, due to the associated costs and the lack of materiel [...]

National Military Space Operations Centres

Requirements on National Centres with Respect to NATO Needs
By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
NATO does not have space-based resources of its own; however, the organization is heavily and increasingly dependent on space data, products and services to conduct military operations, missions and other activities, as well as executing [...]
Sergeant Major

Björn Aarts

Support Staff, 
Publications, Promotions & Communications

Sergeant Major Aarts joined the forces in 2000 and, in July 2002, completed the Specialist Ground Defence Training and was assigned to Volkel Air Base as Group Commander within a Security Wing. In 2005, he became Training Sergeant of a Security Wing. In 2008, he was appointed as a Junior...

Lieutenant Colonel

Denis Dúbravčík

Subject Matter Expert 
Plans, Concepts, Development and Vision

Lieutenant Colonel Denis Dúbravčík enlisted in the Czech Air Force in 1996. He graduated from the Brno Military Academy with a BSc in Military Rocket and Aircraft Systems and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering. He is a graduate of Squadron Offices School Maxwell Airbase US. He served, among other functions,...

Mr

Simon Ingram

Support Staff, 
Publications, Promotions & Communications

For over 15 years, Mr Ingram has carried out the function as Chief Publications, Promotions and Communications and Section Head, informing and advising JAPCC staff and external authors on all aspects of publishing. Mr Ingram is principally responsible for developing and creating the organization’s Publications (covering promotion communications and engagement...

Captain Commander

Daniel Teletin

Support Staff, 
Assistant Editor and Public Affairs

Captain Commander Teletin joined the Romanian armed forces in 1996. He graduated from the Romanian Military Technical Academy in 2001 as an aircraft maintenance officer specialized on weapons, munitions and egress systems. Henceforth he served on various positions at the 95th Air Force Base, Bacau, Romania. Starting in Oct. 2008,...

Major

Dennis Wartenberg

Support Staff, 
Research, Analysis & Intelligence Support

Major Wartenberg joined the German Armed Forces in 2005. He served last as a platoon leader in a Mechanised Infantry Battalion. After that he studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg from 2008 to 2012, graduating with a Master of Arts...

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