The NATO-Georgia Joint Trainings and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) is one of the fifteen initiative of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP), endorsed at the NATO Summit in Wales in August 2014 under the NATO Defence Capacity Building initiative. In May 2015 was created the JTEC working group and in August 2015 it was inaugurated at its headquarters in Krtsanisi by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. As an organization the JTEC was established in May 2016.
The JTEC is designed to assist Georgia in strengthening its defence and security sector, support reforms, and defence modernization and transformation, as well as improving the interoperability of Georgian Armed Forces with NATO and help prepare Georgia for membership of the Alliance also contribute to regional stability and to become the leading regional hub.
The main functions of the JTEC is to train and evaluate Armed Forces by offering realistic, field exercise training, Command Post Exercise (CPX), Computer Assisted Exercises (CAX) together with simulation and virtual trainings for GAF’s units up to Brigade level.
JTEC will support and act as an Officer Directing the Exercise (ODE), facilitate and conduct national, interagency, bilateral, regional multinational as well as NATO-Georgia exercises in Georgia.