On 26 November 2013 an Assessment Conference to review the Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) programme which EUFOR provides to the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH) began at the EUFOR HQ in Sarajevo. The aim of the conference is to review CB&T activities and assess the future needs to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the EUFOR training programme. Training support given to the AF BiH includes the training of instructors, advice, mentoring and monitoring of their activities conducted by Mobile Training Teams (MTT), Mentoring Monitoring Teams (MMT) and Embedded Advisory Teams.
On 18 November 2013 EUFOR Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) Branch began a Cabling Course for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) at Rajlovac barracks. The course began with an opening ceremony attended by representatives from the AF BiH Operational Command and Tactical Support Brigade, the EUFOR Deputy Chief of Staff (Head) of the Capacity Building and Training Division (CBTD), Colonel Ahmet Gonel, and the EUFOR Chief of Training, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Bouhuys.
On 15 November 2013 an Austrian Mobile Mentoring Team (MMT) completed their mission for 2013 and left Bosnia and Herzegovina after completing a successful two month mission. This also marks the end of this year’s EUFOR Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear training for the Armed Forces of BiH (AF BiH). The 3-man Austrian team mentored and monitored 2 courses over a period of 5 weeks.
On 15 November 2013 a EUFOR Communications and Information Systems (CIS) course completed with a closing ceremony. The Turkish Mentoring Team awarded all 17 students and 3 instructors with a certificate for successfully completing the course. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the AF BiH Operational Command and Tactical Support Brigade and the EUFOR Chief of Training, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Bouhuys.
On 31 October 2013, EUFOR Lessons Learned (LL) Embedded Advisory Team (EAT) conducted a one–day LL Staff Officer seminar at the in 6th Infantry Brigade location in Banja Luka. The seminar was attended by soldiers linked to the LL system from 6th Infantry Brigade, Air Force & Air Defense Brigade and the Support Command. The main goal of the seminar was to provide the participants with LL awareness and to discuss the future areas of students work as an LL specialist.
Additionally the seminar also provided the opportunity to improve basic LL knowledge of personnel and the whole system in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH). Lectures also enabled the preparation of students for participation in specialized courses on LL organized by NATO and other LL specialization training courses in BiH.
On 1 November 2013 the EUFOR Capacity Building and Training course in Communications and Information Systems (CIS) for the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AF BiH) completed with a closing ceremony. One of the pillars of the EUFOR mission is to support capacity building and training and to support the AF BiH in the development of a self-sustainable training system.
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