Brunssum, the Netherlands – Welcomed by JFC Brunssum Commander, General Riccardo Marchiò, and Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Juan Campins, the Slovenian Peacekeepers Association visited NATO's operational command in the Netherlands Friday, 26 Oct.
Since 1997, NATO member nation, Slovenia, has been heavily engaged in peace-keeping operations across the world; as a consequence of the country's significant role in such missions in 2013 Slovenia established the Slovenian Peacekeepers Association in order to bring together all stakeholders engaged in these efforts on a regular basis – be they military or civilian, active or retired.
The high ranking group, with former Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of Defence and Ambassadors present, participated in a number of round table discussions and office calls focussed upon issues JFC Brunssum is engaged in e.g. the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) at NATO's eastern flank, the NATO Response Force and the challenges associated with NATO's ongoing adaptation as it adjusts to better counter emerging security threats.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office