Brunssum Commander Addresses his Staff
COM JFC Brunssum, General Hans Lothar Domröse, and all the commendation recipients.
8 Dec 2015
General Hans-Lothar Domröse, Commander JFC Brunssum, took the opportunity to address his staff before the Christmas break sets in. With an eye to progress and achievement over the past year the General was keen to thank his people for their dedication and professionalism as, amongst other things, they: achieved Full Operational Capability in the current Allied Command Operations organizational structure; planned and conducted the largest NATO exercise in over a decade (Trident Juncture); achieved certification for the standby command role for the NATO Response Force 2016; continue to implement an array of Assurance Measures as a result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine; continue to provide support to the Alliance’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan; and increasingly turn Readiness Action Plan deliverables into operational reality.
Looking ahead the General emphasised that although he was very pleased the HQs had achieved what could be called a ‘gold standard’ the momentum generated must be utilised such that the gains achieved are sustained. In concluding his remarks the Commander recognised the contributions of partners and families and wished all staff a very happy Christmas where they should take the opportunity to recharge their batteries for the New Year.
General Domröse’s address completed with the presentation of Commanders’ Commendations to the following: Commander Aabrek (NOR); Lieutenant Colonel Acke (BEL); Lieutenant Colonel Andreassen (NOR); Staff Sergeant Ashworth (GBR); Major Atak (TUR); Sargento Primero Bodelon (ESP); Staff Sergeant Brunc (CZE); Chief Petty Officer Burns (USA); Lieutenant Colonel Ciavarella (ITA); Wing Commander Cole (GBR); Lieutenant Colonel Colibeau (FRA); Master Sergeant Cox (USA); Warrant Officer Denduyver (BEL); Adjutant-Chef Engels (BEL); Lieutenant Colonel Gaugers (LVA); Mr Gawlas (POL); Lieutenant Colonel Guevara (USA); Mr Haav (EST); Lieutenant Colonel Indolean (ROU); Lieutenant Colonel Kostadinov (BGR); Lieutenant Colonel Loken (NOR); Captain Ly Wa Hoi (FRA); Colonel Marabelli (ITA); Lieutenant Colonel Meic (FRA); Major Nigul (EST); Lieutenant Colonel Plaisant (FRA); Major Pliske (DEU); Commander Porta (ITA); Commander Pugh (USA); Stabsfeldwebel Schmidtpeter (DEU); Lieutenant Colonel Tato (USA); Ms Telen (BEL); and Lieutenant Colonel Van De Mortel (NLD). Group Commendations were awarded to: the HQ Information Management Team and the HQ Transportation Cell.
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