- Tactical MILENG in Transition Process
The purpose of Phase 6 - Transition is to coordinate the transition and termination of a NATO military operation; this involves the handover of responsibility to proper authority (e.g. the UN, other IOs (e.g. EU) or indigenous actor) in the crisis area and the withdrawal of forces under NATO military command, in a controlled manner so as to avoid this action being a destabilising influence in the region. Each situation will be different; the NAC guidance and direction may necessitate commencing with a strategic assessment (including military considerations), proposal of military options, a transition CONOPS or a revised/new OPLAN. The planning processes specific to phases 2 to 4b may be repeated to develop appropriate products for the NAC (e.g. strategic assessment, military options, transition CONOPS and/or a transition OPLAN). MILENG is responsible for the closure of operational bases and other estate (e.g. ranges) and maintaining freedom of manoeuvre within the theatre while concurrently providing MILENG Close Support to the Force.