“Our greatest asymmetric strategic advantage is a global network of allies and partners,
and like-minded nations who remain committed to Arctic security and stability.”
-General Glen d. VanHerck, 03 may 2022, university of Alaska fairbanks
Arctic Security Forces Roundtable - 2022
From 3-5 May 2022, the Arctic Security Forces Roundtable (ASFR) was held in Fairbanks,
Alaska. Established in 2010 and co-chaired by U.S. European Command (Head of Delegation
- Brigadier General Edward “Hertz” Vaughan) and the Norwegian Defence Staff (Head
of Delegation - Commodore Solveig Krey), ASFR was conducted in the United States for
the first time. U.S. Northern Command, one of six DOD geographic combatant commands,
was selected to officially host this year’s event where the University of Alaska Fairbanks
and Eielson Air Force base were selected as the hosting locations.
ASFR is the only Arctic defense forum in the world, and Russia has not participated
since 2014 as a result of sanction and suspension of mil-to-mil contact. CASR provided
contracted support for aspects of event planning and conduct responsible to USNORTHCOM.
"The Watch" USNORTHCOM Command Magazine, ASFR website with further info, delegation articles, and images