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Dec 14 2021

COMMANDER JFC BRUNSSUM ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STAFF ADDRESS & COMMENDATIONS CEREMONY

Brunssum, The Netherlands – Reflecting upon activities conducted over the past year General Jörg Vollmer, Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, thanked his personnel for their dedication and commitment in an insightful speech stating:
"COVID was still challenging for all of us but, thanks to your professionalism, we were always successful".

Enjoy the well-deserved time with your family, keep yourself and your family healthy

The General concluded his staff address by passing his best wishes to everyone for the holiday season: "Enjoy the well-deserved time with your family, keep yourself and your family healthy".

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Upon completion of his address, General Vollmer issued the following awards:
NATO Meritorious Service Medal – Non-Operations:
•Lieutenant Colonel Andreas Nichting, Germany.
•Colonel Alex Wehmeyer, United States of America.
•Warrant Officer 2 Philip Williams, Great Britain.

Note: The NATO Meritorious Service Medal is the highest NATO medal awarded by the NATO Secretary General to a select number of military and civilian personnel serving under NATO command and control. The medal is awarded for recognition of distinguished and outstanding service to the Alliance.

SACEUR recognition award:
•Captain Suleyman Goskin, Turkey.
•Master Warrant Officer Kim Doerr, Canada.
•Colonel Peter Ivask, Estonia.

Note: The SACEUR Recognition Award was established in order to recognise exceptional service and outstanding individual achievement in a way that may be career enhancing for the recipient.

The Commanders' Group Commendation to the Steadfast Jupiter 21 Core Team comprising:
•Lieutenant Colonel Rafal Chmura, Poland.
•Lieutenant Colonel Jan Vandamme, Belgium.
•Lieutenant Colonel Nils Hodneland, Norway.
•Major Marc Beltran-Casbas, France.
•Squadron Leader Michael Roberts, Great Britain.

The Commanders' Commendation:
•Wing Commander Thomas Allan, Great Britain.
•Sergeant Major Gokhan Bozan, Turkey.
•Staff Sergeant Pablo Formoso Diaz, Spain.
•Major Juan Miguel Estaban Balaguer, Spain.
•Commander Dennis Fauerbach, Germany.
•Major Jeffrey Fields, United States of America.
•Lieutenant Colonel Adam Griffiths, Great Britain.
•Major Murat Ilhan, Turkey.
•Mrs Panagiota Plati, Greece.
•Colonel Knut Peters, Germany.
•Major Rosi Sali, Albania.
•Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Strohmeyer, Germany.
•Lieutenant Colonel Robert Szakszon, Slovakia.
•Wing Commander Iain Warren, Great Britain.

Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office

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