Lieutenant Colonel



Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2021-2022)

Lieutenant Colonel Marco Sampimon is the primary point of contact within the JAPCC for Exercises and Lessons Learned. He is also JAPCC’s permanent liaison to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger. As JAPCC’s Exercise coordinator, he is actively involved with the development and scripting of NATO exercises as Ramstein Ambition and Steadfast Jupiter, and fulfils the role of Chief Opposing Forces (OPFOR) Air during the execution phase of those exercises.

Lieutenant Colonel Sampimon started his career with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) in 1984. Since then he has acquired a background in Air Battle Management and Air Command and Control at the tactical, operational and Strategic level. He is an experienced Air Strategist, Air Campaign Planning Lead, Defence Planning Lead and Air C2 Requirements Manager. He has fulfilled his duties in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States and has been deployed for operations.

Lieutenant Colonel Sampimon has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Management) and a Master degree in Military Strategic Studies (Military Management and Logistics).

Information provided is current as of March 2022

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