U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
February 6, 2023

European theater CSELs participate in Nordic Regional Engagement

Command senior enlisted leaders from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command, the Royal Danish, Royal Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish Air Force participate in Nordic Regional CSEL Engagement to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, Jan. 16-28, 2023.

The two-week engagement enabled a platform for the CSELs to discuss agile combat employment across the Nordic nations, explore multinational professional military education exchange opportunities and discuss the operational environment in the High North.

…“The visit will provide an important steppingstone in developing and strengthening relationships and partnerships in the region.

Waldock also said this trip is paramount to the success of NATO.


In conjunction with visiting NATO countries Denmark and Norway, the tour also consisted of visiting Nordic nations Sweden and Finland, both of which have applied for NATO membership within the last year.

“Although not officially NATO members yet, both Sweden and Finland are critical to the NATO mission,” Waldock said. “Both geographically and strategically, the Nordic region is an area of significant importance to the NATO alliance. Both countries are near the High North & Arctic regions. These areas are key to the success of the NATO mission and will continue to be going forward.”


“Solidify already strong current relationships with Norway & Denmark CSELs and develop new relationships with future NATO CSELs from both Sweden & Finland. The high north & Arctic region is a key area now & will continue to be a key region heading into the future.”