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STAFFEX24 (June 3rd-13th 2024) STAFFEX24 is a bilateral Command Post Exercise organized by the Finnish National Defence University (FNDU) and the Swedish Defence University (SEDU).

The purpose of the exercise to train the participants to work in staff positions in a multinational, tactical level staff. The framework of the exercise is Finnish-Swedish military cooperation and NATO. 

The Finnish participants come from the Master's course, senior staff course and general staff course and the Naval Academy. 

Exercise Director, NDU vice-rector, colonel Rainer Peltoniemi gives an introduction to the exercise contents:

Senior staff course student, captain Anssi Venäläinen is grateful for the international learning experience the STAFFEX24 exercise offers:

"For me personally it means a great deal to do staff work with our Swedish colleagues" says captain Aku Saarelainen, who is studying on the general staff officer course.

In the exercise captain Mikael Lindström from the Swedish Defence Forces served as a chief of fires: