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The 2014 CIOR Language Academy Officially Closed

On August 22nd, the 2014 CIOR language academy was officially closed at the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria. The CLA was hosted by the Union of Reserve Officers and NCOs of Bulgaria.
 
The CLA students received their certificates from CLA director Capt .(R) (NAVY USA) David Epstein and Col. Gosho Merdjanov – dedputy chief of staff of the Bulgarian Army.
 
Official address on behalf of Mr. Velizar Shalamanov – Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria, was delivered by Mr. Iliya Nalbantov – Head of the cabinet of the Minister of Defense. He outlined  the importance of the CLA and emphasized on the common Euro-Atlantic values.
 
Among the speakers were Col. Merdjanov, Col.(R) Todor Sertov – CIOR SG. The event was honoured by Col. (BGR) Vladimir Lalov – Secretary General of NRFC (NATO) and Col. Lucien Tishev – Deputy- Chief of the Central Office of Military Districts of Bulgaria, chairpersons of reservist organizations and reservists.
 
The event was officially closed by the president of CIOR LTC (R) (BGR) Dimitar Popov. In his closing speech he outlined the importance of the CLA as a tool for obtaining knowledge in English and French from native speaking teachers and for having the opportunity to be certified as per STANAG 6001 and the requirement of the Directorat des resources humaines de l’Armee de terre of France.
 
President Popov thanked for the excellent organization and working conditions secured by the Bulgarian hosts.
 


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