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Honorary President of CIOR for Life

Major General Evan L. “Curly” Hultman named as
“Honorary President of CIOR“

Story by Colonel Alex Gerry, AUS (Ret)
Photo by Captain Henry E. Plimack, USCGR (Ret)
During the Summer Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) convoked a special session and unanimously agreed to bestow upon Major General Evan L. “Curly” Hultman, AUS (Ret), the title of Honorary President of CIOR for Life.

The CIOR President, LTCOL Willem Verheijen (RNLA), personally nominated M/Gen Hultman, a former President of CIOR (1992-1994), to receive this recognition, an honour which has been given only once before in the 62-year history of CIOR. The CIOR President acknowledged that, since stepping down as President of CIOR in 1994, General Hultman has served as a wise advisor to successive Presidents who sought his counsel. He is always ready when called upon, as was the case this year to serve as the impromptu Symposium Facilitator. General Hultman is a highly energetic, compassionate and dedicated leader, who epitomizes the virtues of the reserve officer and is a role model for all of CIOR.

At the time of the 1994 NATO Summit, when the Partnership for Peace (PfP) program was developed, NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner met with General Hultman and urged him to utilize the unique contributions of reserve officers to support PfP. General Hultman then dedicated the next 15 years to developing CIOR's PfP program, making it one of CIOR’s most valuable products.

CIOR also recognizes the distinguished service of General Hultman for his role as the CIOR liaison to the North Atlantic Assembly of Parliamentarians for five years during the early 1990’s.

The President of CIOR stated the he was "proud and honoured at this CIOR Congress in Sofia to bestow on Major General Evan L. (Curly) Hultman the title of 'Honorary President of CIOR for Life'."

A humbled General Hultman replied that “one can receive no higher honor than to be so recognized by his peers – especially in the international forum of CIOR.”

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