|Left to Right Romanian Ambassador to BiH H.E. Mr. Daniel Banu, French Ambassador to BiH H.E. Mr. Roland Gilles, COM EUFOR, Spanish Ambassador to BiH H.E. Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martín, Colonel José Manuel Santiago Marin.|
On 1st October 2010, the EUFOR Integrated Police Unit (IPU) held a medal parade to honour those who have served in the mission, contributing to the safe and secure environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina by assisting in the maintenance of public order and security.
The Commander of the IPU, Colonel José Manuel Santiago Marin of the Spanish Guardia Civil, hosted the event where the guests of honour, the French, Romanian and Spanish Ambassadors presented the OP ALTHEA medals alongside COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair and DCOM EUFOR, Brigadier General Tibor Nagy.
|DCOM EUFOR, Brigadier General Tibor Nagy, awarding Major Alexander Bauer, MA JMA.|
|Left to Right: HE Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martín and COMEUFOR review the medal parade.|
On 27th September 2010 the Spanish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martín attended a medal parade to honour those who have served in the mission. The majority of those receiving medals were Spanish who are nearing the end of their contribution to EUFOR in BiH.
COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, thanked all those who received their medals, telling them that they could be proud of their hard work, their professionalism and their contribution to the country.
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|Left to Right: Outgoing COS Brigadier General Bischof receiving his Operation ALTHEA medal from COM EUFOR. In background is new COS Brigadier General Giesa.|
During the ceremony in the Helicopter Hangar of Camp Butmir, Lieutenant General Glatz contemplated the successful past and future cooperation of the European forces within the EUFOR Althea mission. The outgoing Chief of Staff, General BISCHOF, looked back on almost seven months full mutual assistance and fulfilling duty. He addressed the German soldiers and thanked them for their consistent professionalism. The ceremony was accompanied by music from the Bosnian Music-Corps.
|COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bisschof, awarding a medal.|
COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof presented the medals. COS EUFOR praised the professionalism, loyalty and commitment of all the soldiers and thanked them for a job well done.
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