What is CIOR
The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, commonly referred to by its French acronym CIOR (for La Confédération Interalliée des Officiers de Réserve), represents the interests of over 1.3 million reservists across 34 participating nations within and beyond NATO, making it the world’s largest military reserve officer organization. Click here to learn more.
On 1st of July, Germany took over the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) Chairmanship from Poland. With NATO Member States, the NRFC promotes and enhances the utility and interests of Reserve Forces and Personnel as a vital component of the National Forces and...read more
Only a few weeks after the country got its independence in 1917, Finland organised the first platoon leader course in Vimpeli. This has been considered the beginning of Reserve Officer training in Finland. The first Reserve Officers Course began the 1st of April 1920...read more
For probably the first time ever, a CIOR representative has briefed at a NATO conference. That happened when IT Support officer (officially Assistant Secretary General Information Technology), UK RAF Squadron Leader Robin Wilkinson in early June gave a presentation to...read more
CIOR is this first week of July in the middle of its initial virtual conference involving all member associations. The IBM (”In-Between-Meeting”) scheduled for the spring but temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takes place without the delegates physically...read more
This list is an overview in abbreviated form of the key CIOR events for 2020. Please refer to national delegations for questions about attendance and contents. Some of the events will be promoted here on the public website, in addition to the information posted on the...read more
The Czech Republic is hosting this year’s Young Reserve Officer Outreach Seminar (YROS) 25 – 28 March. The seminar, which will take place in Brno, is titled «NATO and the cultural challenges on missions». The seminar is open to all reserve and active duty...read more