On Friday, 20th January 2017, the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence bade goodbye to its Director, Colonel Jiří Gajdoš, who had led the Centre for more than four years, and welcomed Colonel Vratislav Osvald, who up to now served as the Director of the Centre’s Training, Exercise and Education Department.
Last week, the Joint CBRN Center of Excellence was pleased to host Brigadier General James E. Bonner, U.S. Chief of Chemical and Regimental Command Sergeant Major Henney Hodgkins, U.S. Chemical Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major. Though the U.S. has been a Sponsoring Nation of our COE since 2010, Brigadier General Bonner's visit was the first from a sitting U.S. Chief of Chemical. Interestingly, BG Bonner was also the first distinguished visitor to be welcomed by our newly appointed Director, Colonel Vratislav Osvald.
Consequence Management after a CBRN Incident Course was organized by the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence from 28 November to 2 December 2016.
The aim of the course was to introduce and describe Consequence Management after a CBRN Incident, NATO Crisis Management concept, organization, systems and procedures including Cooperation and Partnership initiatives in CBRN Crisis / Consequence Management to NATO & Partner Nation officers and their civilian equivalents.
Students (16 in total) were from BEL (2), CAN (1), GRC (1), HRV (1), ITA (8), SVN (1) and SRB (2).