Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, Commander JSEC carried out the ceremonial handover of official business from Warrant Officer 1 Sanday to Command Sergeant Major Steinberger (OR-4 Gina Seegert)
And it was exactly him, JSEC´s Commander, who carried out the ceremonial handover of official business. General Sollfrank thanked him for his exceptional commitment over the last year and expressed his best wishes for the future:
We have gathered here to say goodbye to my CSEL. It has always been excellent to have you by my side. You were perfect for the job, trustworthy and a first class advisor and comrade. Thank you for your dedication and service. And only the very best for the time to come.
LTG Alexander Sollfrank, COM JSEC
The nation of the CSEL may now change, from a Brit to a German - but the responsibility and remit remain the same. And the trust and the demands that the commander places on his new CSEL also remain unchanged:
“I warmly welcome you and your family to JSEC, Command Sergeant Major Torsten Steinberger. With your extensive experience, also already in NATO, you are exactly the right person for the tasks ahead of you. You have proven yourself and I am very much looking forward to working with you to achieve the best possible effects.”
The final words of the ceremony, however, belonged to Warrant Officer Sanday:
From the depths of my heart, thank you, JSEC, for an unforgettable year of service, growth, and camaraderie.