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|Joint Arctic Command
|Founded||October 31, 2012|
|Size||~40 civilian & military|
|Part of||Danish Defence|
|Major General (RDAF)||Stig Østergaard Nielsen |
Arctic Command or the Joint Arctic Command (Danish: Arktisk Kommando; Faroese: Arktisk Kommando; Greenlandic: Issittumi Sakkutooqarfik) is a direct Level II authority in the Danish Defence. Joint Arctic Command's primary mission in peacetime is to ensure the Commonwealth of the Realm sovereignty by monitoring the area around the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The command also handles tasks such as fishery inspection, Search and Rescue (SAR), patient transport and other tasks of social character.
As a result of the Defence Agreement 2010-2014, it was decided to close the two commands, Island Command Faroes and Island Command Greenland and replace them with the joint service Arctic Command. The command will act as the connection point and coordinator of cooperation between the armed forces and local authorities. Both Island Commands Faroes and Greenland were previously also components of the NATO Command Structure (NCS), but there is no confirmation that the new Arctic Command is in the NCS as well.
Arctic Command is physically located on two main sites
- Nuuk 
- Thorshavn 
- Contact element Faroe Islands (FEF) rent space in the same building as used by MRCC Tórshavn / Torshavn Radio and the Faroese Contingencies Agency "Tilbúgvingarstovnur Føroya". The location here means an enhanced preparedness and coordination between the civilian and military authorities and tasks. In total there are four military and one civilian employee of the item.
- INAUGURATION OF ARCTIC COMMAND kongehuset.dk October 30, 2012
- Forsvaret.dk/AKOENG: The headquarters of protection Joint Arctic Command to Nuuk
- Forsvaret.dk/AKOENG: New headquarters for the Protection Joint Arctic Command in Nuuk
- Forsvaret.dk/AKOENG: The defense tenant locations in Tórshavn
- GERARD O’DWYER. "Denmark Boosts Resources for Arctic Security" DefenseNews, 8 October 2013. Accessed: 20 October 2013.
- Sirius Arctic Patrol
- Military of Greenland
- Military of the Faroe Islands
- Danish Defence
- Danish Navy
- Danish Realm