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Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) is a NATO military command based in Lago Patria, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. It was activated on 15 March 2004, after effectively redesigning its predecessor command, Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), originally formed in 1951.[1] In NATO Military Command Structure terms, AFSOUTH was a "Major Subordinate Command".[2] The commander of JFC Naples reports to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium.

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Allied Joint Force Command Naples
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Founded15 March 2004
TypeOperational level command
RolePlanning and conducting military operations
Part ofAllied Command Operations
HeadquartersLago Patria, Naples, Italy
CommanderAdmiral Stuart B. Munsch (US Navy)
Deputy CommanderLieutenant-General Steven R. Kelsey (Canadian Army)
Chief of StaffLieutenant-General Vasco Angelotti (Italian Army)

As of 2008, Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, was responsible for conducting the full range of military operations throughout the NATO Area of Responsibility (AOR) and beyond to deter aggression and to contribute to the effective defence of NATO territory and forces, safeguard freedom of the seas and economic lifelines and to preserve or restore the security of NATO nations.[3]

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