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The CIOR Presidency Message

We are now in the final month of the year and the Norwegian Presidency has only eight more months to go. It is too early to deliver our final report, but I would like to update you on some recent developments.

CIOR Newsletter 4/2011 released

Find the newsletter 4/2011 in the newsletter archive.

UK Stabilisation group joined CIMIC committee

At the CIOR Summer Conference in Warsaw in August 2011, two new participants from the UK Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG) joined the CIMIC Committee.

Civilian and military skills database : CIOR can support NATO to identify needed personnel

An important contribution to NATO could be a development of a web based database in order to identify needed personnel to complete NATO‟s missions. Such a tool could help NATO to fill organisation gaps. This is one of the findings from the Defence- and Security Committee (DEFSEC) discussions at CIOR‟s Summer Congress.

My third mission to Afghanistan as a Reserve Project Officer

Capt. (R) Micovilovich has made the following report after her third mission in Afghanistan as Project Officer. Her civilian professional skills as an architect were used in the good spirit of Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC).

2011-10-21 | SACEUR met CIOR President
SACEUR met CIOR President

The CIOR President, Capt (R) RNON Jon Erling Tenvik was Wednesday 12 October received by Admiral Jim Stavridis USN, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). The meeting was arranged in order to provide an opportunity for CIOR to report on the progress on different taskings the Admiral had given to CIOR to support NATO.

Message from the CIOR President

I do hope you all have had a good and well-earned summer vacation. It is now a month since many of us met i Warszawa. Our Polish hosts organized everything in a splendid way. We struck a good balance between having fruitful working sessions and having time to get to know each other, discuss, exchange experiences etc. You do not need to know much yourself-as long as you know where and who to ask.

CIOR Newsletter 3/2011 released

Find the newsletter 3/2011 in the newsletter archive.

Battlefield Experience-Based Training for Reserve Officers in Poland

The sun is shining and it seems to be a perfect day. Suddenly, a unit comes under a heavy complex attack by enemy forces – they request support from higher command. As the supporting party arrives, the scenario they encounter looks horrible.

Reservists making important, cost-effective contributions

NATO's Allied Command Transformation Chief of Public Affairs, Roy Thorvaldsen, made this report after attending the Symposium of the 64th annual Summer Congress of CIOR in Warsaw, Poland, in August.

NATO´s Crucial Message Multipliers: The Reserves

A video message of Admiral James Stavridis (United States), Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR), stipulated the undoubted value of reservists for the Atlantic Alliance. The Admiral highlighted a key question in his address, of “how to use the Reserves effectively to support NATO´s operations around the world?” From his perspective this covers both, the operational and strategic level. The Admiral stresses clearly that “Reservists are assigned to be crucial in spreading the good message for example of Afghanistan in the capitals of the world”.

Message from SACEUR to CIOR at Summer Congress 2011

At the CIOR Summer Congress in Warsaw, Poland, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR), Admiral James Stavridis (US), sent a video message to the CIOR community.

The CIOR Presidency Message

Our first In between Meeting (IBM) this year took place in Bergen, Norway 7-9 April. We focused on the work to improve our output, based on the approved motion, and to work on the areas indicated by SACEUR in the Mid Winter Meeting in February in Brussels.

Symposium 2011 in August : Afghanistan and Piracy at Sea

The main focus of CIOR’s Symposium will this year be on the Transition in Afghanistan and how to deal with the Piracy problem off the coast of Africa. The Cyber Warfare will also be covered by one of the speakers this year.

NATO Reserve Forces Integration Course at NATO SCHOOL, Oberammergau, Germany (NSO)

Major (R) Tony Fossum (NO), Assistant Secretary General / CIOR Secretary of the CIOR Presidency had the pleasure to attend the Reserve Forces Integration Course (RFIC) at NATO School in Oberammergau Germany from 27.june to 01.july 2011 together with officers of NATO rank OF2 – OF5 from ARM, BIH, BGR, CAN, DNK, DEU, FRA, HUN, ITA, SVN & USA.

CIOR Congress highlights “Cyber Warfare”

At the upcoming CIOR Summer Congress in Warsaw in August, the one-day Symposium will include a session on Cyber Defence. Through different activities in the CIOR community, the organization has been able to highlight this important topic within NATO.

Comprehensive Approach (5/5) … New roles for Reservists.

This is the last of a series of 5 articles from CIOR on the Comprehensive Approach, derived from the CIOR Symposium on “NATO’s Comprehensive Approach and the Role of Reservists” held on the 11th of August 2010 in Stavanger (NO).

CIOR Newsletter 2/2011 released

Find the newsletter 2/2011 in the newsletter archive.

Summer Congress is approaching

The 64th CIOR Summer Congress will be held in the capital of Poland in the beginning of August. The Congress is organized together with CIOMR and NRFC, and it is the largest activity for the organizations throughout the year. The Military Competition and the Symposium are amongst the attractions for the participants from around the world.

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH (4/5) ... Consensus, Coordination and Communication

This is the fourth in a series of articles where the Comprehensive Approach will be addressed and elements of this new approach will be explored. The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) organized a Symposium, highlighting this subject during its 2010 Summer Congress in August in Stavanger, Norway.

CIOR Reservists in Afghanistan - Bringing Civilian Skills to the Front Lines

NATO junior officers who have served together on CIOR committees are finding themselves serving together operationally in Afghanistan supporting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Photo : GEN Petraeus with LCDR Cregan.

Spain approves a new improved regulation for the Reserves

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has given a new push into the consolidation of the Spanish Reserves.

CIOR Newsletter 1/2011 released

Find the newsletter 1/2011 in the newsletter archive.

Spotlight on CIOR capacities at Capitol Hill

During a hectic week in Washington, CIOR’s President contributed to put the spotlight on the CIOR's role towards NATO and other key institutions concerning reserve issues. The meetings included key members on three primary House Committees, which have jurisdiction over military reserve issues in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

CIOR Seminar about the “NATO’s New Strategic Concept and its Plan to Deal with a Complex World”

Now that the “New Strategic Concept” adopted by the 28 Heads of State and Government of the Alliance at the Lisbon Summit on 20 November will be implemented, CIOR organized its annual Seminar around the topic “NATO’s New Strategic Concept and its Plan to Deal with a Complex World”.

CIOR provides intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding and English skills are essential for a successful work within a NATO staff. These skills can be gained due to the work within the CIOR community.

NATO’s DSACEUR : Use of Reserves is a critical element of deployed forces

At a time of continuing profound change to the security environment of the Alliance, the spectrum of missions which NATO faces is more wide-ranging and challenging than ever. Within this spectrum, the use of Reserves is a critical element of deployed forces in all environments, the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir John McColl, told CIOR delegated in his speech at the Mid-Winter meeting.

Message from SACEUR to CIOR before MWM 2011

A few days before the Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM) in Brussels, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR), Admiral James Stavridis (US), sent a video message to the CIOR community.

2011-02-10 | Summer Congress in Warsaw
Summer Congress in Warsaw

The CIOR Summer Congress in Poland is taken place in August 2011, and becomes the 64th annual Summer Congress for the organization.

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH (3/5) ... the end of CIMIC ?

This is the third in a series of articles where the Comprehensive Approach will be addressed and elements of this new approach will be explored. The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) organized a Symposium, highlighting this subject during its 2010 Summer Congress in August in Stavanger, Norway.

High Activity Level in CIOR

CIOR will this winter/spring carry out a number of interesting and important events and seminars. This activities are part of CIORs strategy towards NATO, and supports its vision of "Bringing the capacities of reserves together for the best possible utilization in support of the goals in NATO's Comprehensive Approach".


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