JCBRN Defence COE
An official ceremony of the Change of Command was held at the German CBRN Defence, Safety and Environmental Protection School in Sonthofen on Thursday 13 September 2018. During the ceremony, Colonel Klaus Werner Schiff changed responsibility with Colonel Volker Robert Quante. The ceremony was held under the command of Colonel Henry Neumann, Commander of the Bundeswehr CBRN Defence Command in Bruchsal as the school’s superior unit. He expressed his gratitude to the leaving commander and wished success to new appointed Commander.
A Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) delegation, led by Director Colonel Vratislav Osvald, attended this official ceremony as Colonel Volker Robert Quante was the Centre’s former Deputy Director.
The Royal Military Collage (RMC) of Canada in Kingston hosted the 30th Doctrine and Terminology Panel (DTP) meeting from 04 JUN – 08 JUN 2018. DTP is one out of seven NATO Joint CBRN Defence Capability Development Group’s panels (JCBRND-CDG).
Fourteen nations (AUS, BEL CAN, CZE, DEU, DNK, FRA, GBR, ITA, NLD, NOR, POL, TUR, USA) were represented, as well as ACO, JFC Brunssum, ACT Staff Element Europe and JCBRND COE.
The recently established Central European CBRN-E 1 Training Centre (CE CBRN-E TC) in Budapest (HUN) would like to cooperate with the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) especially in the field of training. The TC forwarded an official letter to us in order to identify areas of potential cooperation between our organizations. Colonel Vratislav OSVALD, Director JCBRND COE, confirmed that our COE is highly interested in the close cooperation with the Training Center and invited the representatives to Vyškov in order to get to know each other and our capabilities.