From 12 to 14 July, the NATO MW COE conducted the test version of Staff Ride. During these three days, the MW COE Staff Officers, Branch Heads and the DDIR/COS COL Cucchini, dealt with the mountain battles in the Soča/Isonzo and Monte Grappa area. They were supported and guided by historians from Italy, Slovenia and Austria. All these historians are also involved as reserve officers in their armed forces.
Thus, valuable insights from Staff Ride could be acquisition for the future challenges in mountain combat, taking into account the new dimensions (multi-domain).
NATO MW COE idea is to prepare at least one Staff Ride each year on which we want to invite different HQ’s.
The fallen soldiers from all countries were also remembered in a small ceremony on Monte Grappa.