Dynamic Move is NATO Maritime Command’s premier bi-annual computer-assisted exercise (MARCOM) and aims to enhance the capabilities of staffs to conduct comprehensive mine countermeasures operations across the skill spectrum.

The exercise includes NATO Naval Mine Countermeasures Center personnel from 14 NATO nations, including personnel from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2.

Dynamic Move, a MARCOM-sponsored tactical-level naval mine warfare computer-assisted exercise, aims to practice naval mine warfare and improve the standardization and integration of our crews

Participating nations include Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, the United States and observers from Iraq as a NATO partner country.

The exercise includes training and advice from naval mine warfare experts, as well as advice from a variety of subject matter experts, including legal advisors, maritime scientists, media training and the NATO Maritime Center .

“Dynamic Move, a MARCOM-sponsored, tactical-level naval mine warfare computer-assisted exercise, is intended to practice naval mine warfare and improve the standardization and integration of our crews,” the Navy Captain said. Spanish David Portal, exercise director. “This allows us to improve NATO’s ability to conduct operations and promotes the convergence of Allied naval capabilities for future multi-domain warfare scenarios.”

Exercise Dynamic Move 22 runs from August 31 to September 9, allowing all participants to develop and sustain highly skilled mine countermeasures forces that can integrate seamlessly.

NATO’s Standing Naval Forces include four maritime groups that operate under MARCOM. Based in Northwood, MARCOM Commander is the Alliance’s primary maritime advisor.