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NATO reservists hold working session at Gendarmerie Nationale HQ 15th to 17th november 2012


Answering a joint request from Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and NATO Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC), the French Presidency of CIOR organized a working session on the following themes: “Reserve Forces and Smart Defence / Connected Forces Initiative,” and “Employer support to Military Reserves”.

Some fifty representatives of thirty-four member-countries and associate CIOR members were invited to attend. The seminar was held in cooperation with ANORGEND (1) and UNOR (2), and with the logistical support of Gendarmerie Nationale HQ. It concluded on Saturday with the opportunity for participants to meet representatives of the French National Assembly and of the Parliamentary Defence Committee at the French National Assembly.

CIOR President, Commander (R) Richard Roll (left) and delegates were welcomed by General Richard Lizurey (center), Deputy Director General of the Gendarmerie Nationale and General Jean-Philippe Danède (right) in charge of Gendarmerie Nationale Reserves. After a visit of the operations centre of the Gendarmerie Nationale, delegates met for an intensive working session. The aim was to provide a substantial framework for the agenda of CIOR committees and workshops bearing on the concepts of « SMART DEFENSE » and employer support to military reserve. CIOR's French Presidency will make provisions for the publication of the final output of working groups.

(1) ANORGEND : Association Nationale des Officiers de Réserve de la Gendarmerie Nationale
(2) UNOR : Union Nationale des Officiers de Réserve

(Photos by Captain (Navy) Henry E. Plimack, USCGR (Ret))


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