The Royal Danish Defence College hosted the 50th anniversary of the NATO Conference of Commandants
The Royal Danish Defence College recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NATO Conference of Commandants and the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NATO Defence College. The anniversaries were celebrated with a two-day conference hosted by the Royal Danish Defence College at Frederiksberg Palace 12-14 October 2021.
The theme of the conference was Professional Military Education, and the purpose was to ensure quality in education and training and partnership among allies and partner nations. The conference was coordinated by NATO Defence College and the Danish Defence Command.
Commandant of the Royal Danish Defence College Rear Admiral Henrik Ryberg and Commandant of NATO Defence College Lieutenant-General Olivier Rittimann welcomed the over 100 physical attendees from more than 45 countries along with virtual attendees and speakers.
The conference consisted of three panels with presentations from a range of specialists. The panels centred on the future of warfare, the future war fighter’s skills, and the possible implications on Professional Military Education. The panel presentations focused on globalisation, renewable energy, artificial intelligence and how these aspects affect the future of warfare. Each panel concluded with a Q&A session where the participants could ask questions to the specialists.
After the three panels, the conference attendants had the opportunity to engage in three syndicates where they discussed and exchanged different views on the panel presentations and the theme of the conference.
In addition to the panel presentations and syndicates, a dinner was held at Frederiksberg Palace Wednesday evening. The Royal Danish Navy’s Drum and Bugle Corps played as the participants arrived.