COM EUFOR presided over a change of command ceremony in Camp Butmir to mark the handover of command within the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Lt Col Angel Ramos-Izquierdo de la Cuadra handed over command to Lt Col Juan Bosco Montero Prado, after nearly four months in command. The parade consisted of troops from the Multinational Battalion. Major General Castagnotto, COM EUFOR, awarded Lt Col Ramos-Izquierdo with the ALTHEA peace mission medal and Commander's commendation and commented on his professionalism and dedication. He welcomed Lt Col Montero and wished him similar success.
The new Spanish replacements in the MNBN consist of 209 troops, mainly Spanish Marines, but also from the Spanish Navy and Army. The MNBN consists of four Companies from Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Spain who provide also a reconnaissance platoon. These forces operate in support of maintaining the current safe and secure environment in BiH.
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