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Jul 19 2021

Welcoming Four International Officers as Reinforcements in Ulm, JSEC Appreciates its New Status of an International Military Headquarters

ULM, Germany – Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe, Commander of the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC), welcomed another four international staff members from Canada, Hungary, and the United States in the Wilhelmsburg Barracks this Monday, July 19, 2021.

Colonel Jozsef Gàl, Major Laszlo Varga (both from Hungary), Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Elliott (Canada), and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Berhow (United States) are looking forward to fulfilling their new tasks. All of them volunteered for their posts in Germany, were happy being chosen in their respective national evaluation processes, and will move to the region with their families.

Lieutenant General Knappe appreciates the arrival of representatives of NATO member states, reinforcing JSEC: "Your presence in Ulm confirms our status of an International Military Headquarters and clearly shows the active contribution of all NATO member states to setting up the Alliance's new command structure," he pointed out.

July 14, 2021, the North Atlantic Council, NATO's highest Committee, officially activated the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) as an International Military Headquarters within the Alliance's Command Structure, according to 1952's Paris Protocol.

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