(Bosnia and Herzegovina / Sarajevo / Camp Butmir – 05 March 2013)
After six months service in the Bosnia and Herzegovina area of operations, the outgoing Commander of the Multinational Battalion, Colonel Hartmut ÖMER, handed over command at 05 March 2013, to the new commander Lt. Col. Alfred STEINGRESZ.
|General Hayri KIVRIKOĞLU, Commander Turkish Land Forces is greeted by Major General Dieter HEIDECKER, COM EUFOR, during his recent visit to EUFOR ALTHEA (05 March 2013).|
THE Commander of Turkish Land Forces, General Hayri KIVRIKOĞLU visited EUFOR ALTHEA on 5 March 2013, and was welcomed by the Commander of EUFOR (COM EUFOR), Major General (MG) Dieter HEIDECKER.
COM EUFOR explained EUFOR’s current mission priorities, particularly the challenge of disposing of surplus ammunition and weapons stock piles within Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and EUFOR’s key role in capacity building and training for the Armed Force of BiH (AF BiH).
The importance of raising AF BiH to an international level of professionalism, with consistent standards of interoperability, readiness to deploy and ability to self-sustain in operations was highlighted in the discussions. These capabilities are essential pre-requisites for BiH’s path to EURO-Atlantic integration.
General KIVRIKOĞLU was interested and proud to hear of the significant value being added to Operational ALTHEA by soldiers from the Turkish contingent. Their range of tasking includes: the operation of several Local Observation Houses, being a major troop contributor to the EUFOR Multi-National Battalion and providing military skills training for the AF BiH.
|General Patrick de ROUSIERS, CEUMC is escorted by Major General Dieter HEIDECKER, COM EUFOR, during his visit to EUFOR ALTHEA (28 February 2013).|
THE Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC) General Patrick de ROUSIERS visited HQ EUFOR ALTHEA on 28 February 2013, and welcomed by the Commander of EUFOR (COM EUFOR), Major General (MG) Dieter HEIDECKER.
|Major General Dieter Heidecker, COM EUFOR officiates at the formal handover ceremony for the new EUFOR Chief of Staff in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo (01 March 2013).|
A ceremony to mark the handover of the position of EUFOR Chief of Staff (COS) took place at Camp Butmir today, 01st March 2013. The ceremony took place in the presence of Commander EUFOR, Major General Dieter HEIDECKER and Brigadier General János HUSZÁR, who is Head of Land Forces at Hungary’s Joint Force Command. In attendance were Ambassadors from the representative countries, Senior Officers of Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Senior National Representatives from the 23 EUFOR troop contributing nations.
|Major General Dieter Heidecker, COM EUFOR welcomes Mr Emil DIMITRIEV Deputy Defence Minister Of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to EUFOR ALTHEA HQ in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo (26 February 2013).|
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