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Handover of the Presidency to Norway

Norway relieved the Netherlands of the CIOR Presidency on the last day of the CIOR Summer Congress in Stavanger on August 14th. Over 600 reserve officers from more than 30 countries participated in this NATO Reserve Officer congress. Captain (R) Royal Norwegian Navy Jon Erling Tenvik assumed the Presidency of CIOR for the next two years.
 
- Captain Tenvik, told the delegates that, “Bringing the capability of Reservists together for the best possible utilization in support of the goals in NATO's Comprehensive Approach can best summarize our vision for our Presidency.” 
 

Support for NATO

Supporting NATO as an advisor supporting their Centres of Excellence from a Reserve perspective was also mentioned as an important tasks for his Presidency.  “It is also important that we strengthen Reservists organisational and leadership skills,” the audience was told. He also focused on the importance of the further development of CIOR’s portfolio of products to meet the criteria needed by of our member organisations and NATO.  “We will continue to improve our organisational efficiency in terms of quality, speed and cost,” stated Tenvik in his first speech to the Congress as President.
 

New Presidency Team

The Norwegian Presidency Team was also presented to the delegates. Biographies of team members can be found on this website or in the CIOR presidency folder.

With this international team of officers, the Norwegian Presidency of CIOR will be strive to strengthen the relevance of CIOR to better serve NATO and the reserve community.


Photos: Henry Plimack (US) 


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