Capitalizing on the flexibility and mobility of their headquarters on board the Mount Whitney (JCC-20), the staff of NATO's Commander, Striking Fleet Atlantic, stands ready to respond to alliance tasking.
Legendary Chinese strategist Sun Tzu observed, "Speed is the essence of war." Though simple, this maxim still rings true today. In modern operations, just like in ancient battles, time is very much of the essence. Indeed, with the ever-present threats of weapons of mass destruction, ethnic cleansing, political and economic instability, and the sudden, unexpected turns of Mother Nature, time could be an operational commander's first—and worst—enemy. Able to respond with little or no notice, the staff of Commander, Striking Fleet Atlantic (CSFL), embarked on board the Mount Whitney (JCC-20), can help neutralize that enemy.