Sollfrank, the new commander, stressed his intention to continue the efforts his predecessor has achieved and Germany's committment as framework nation.
Assuming Command of the JSEC is a True Privilege
"Assuming command of the Joint Support and Enabling Command is a true privilege, especially at this challenging time," said Sollfrank, "It represents Germany's strong committment to NATO and the close link to our Allies and partners in an increasingly complex security environment."
He recently served as Chief of Staff, German Army Command, headquartered at Strausberg, Germany, and Commander, Special Operations Forces Command at Calw, Germany.
Sollfrank also assumed command of Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm (MN JHQ) in the course of a second ceremony, presided by the commander of the German Joint Support and Enabling Service, Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis. The roles of the Commander JSEC and MN JHQ are held simultaneously with an aim to increase interoperability and strengthen NATO's and EU's collective defence.