DEFENCE STAFF OF THE LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES

Reorganised Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is officially renamed Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

2018-01-02

The main priority of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces remains the security of the State of Lithuania and preparation for the State defence.

The new Defence Staff will retain all operational planning functions of the former Joint Staff, continue planning and coordinating joint operations, joint exercises as well as operational planning of defence – developing armed defence concepts and plans; from 1 January 2018 the Defence Staff will additionally participate in strategic-level planning of defence, develop short-term, medium and long-term plans, Lithuanian Armed Forces development plans, consolidate the Armed Forces activity and assigned resources.

According to the Chief of Defence Staff Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras, from now on the Chief of Defence of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will be provided a tool assisting him not only in exercising more effective command of the Armed Forces but also in planning and providing military advice to the political authorities of  the Republic of Lithuania.

The main priority of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces remains the security of the State of Lithuania and preparation for the State defence.

The purpose of the Defence Staff is to establish conditions for ensuring the strategic-level command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces while the Chief of Defence fulfils the established functions.

The tasks of the new Defence Staff are: to assist the Chief of Defence in fulfilling the functions of strategic planning of the Armed Forces, strategic command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and other functions assigned by the Minister of National Defence; to assist the Chief of Defence in exercising command of the military protection of the State, armed defence and other military operations.

 

2018-01-02
Reorganised Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is officially renamed Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Reorganised Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is officially renamed Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

The main priority of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces remains the security of the State of Lithuania and preparation for the State defence.
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