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Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 22.01.2020

CIOR President visits Nordic Presidium in Oslo

The President of CIOR, Colonel (R) Chris Argent, visited Oslo on 17 and 18 January to meet with both the Council of the Norwegian Reserve Officers Federation (NROF) and the Council of the Nordic Presidium. 

CIOR Public Affairs 17.01.2020

Romanian Reserve Officer Association awarded by President of Romania

The Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) has been awarded by the President of Romania with the Memorial Medal “Centenary of the War for National Unity”. The Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) was recently awarded the Memorial Medal...

CIOR Public Affairs 17.12.2019

Season’s Greetings to the CIOR Family!

The President of CIOR sends season’s greetings to our all Reserve and Regular colleagues, wherever they may be on duty or with their families, and wishes them a happy, safe and prosperous...

CIOR Public Affairs 08.12.2019

Spanish Reserve Association with Parliament seminar on NATO Reserves

Spain’s Reserve Forces Association FORE (Federación de Organizaciones de Reservistas de España) recently held a seminar in the Parliament in Madrid, on NATO’s Reserve Forces. The seminar was well attended by members of Parliament – amongst whom a substantial...

Lt Col Roy Thorvaldsen, Norwegian Army, Chairman CIOR Public Affairs Committee 28.11.2019

IBM3 wraps up in Edinburgh

The CIOR autumn meeting (In-Between-Meeting/IBM) wrapped up Wednesday 27 November, after two and a half days of discussing on-going business. The final day of the meeting consisted mainly of progress reports from various CIOR committees. By: Lt Col Roy Thorvaldsen,...

Lt Col Roy Thorvaldsen, Norwegian Army, Chairman CIOR Public Affairs Committee 25.11.2019

Autumn CIOR meeting opens in Edinburgh

The autumn meeting of CIOR – also called the “in-between-meeting” opened in Edinburgh 25 November. For two days the CIOR national associations’ delegations were set to discuss their on-going business. By: Lt Col Roy Thorvaldsen, Norwegian Army,...

CIOR Public Affairs 21.11.2019

CIOR President and Secretary General attend Estonia Defence Forces 101st anniversary

(Updated.) The CIOR President Colonel Chris Argent (UK Army Retd) and CIOR Secretary General Colonel Adrian Walton (UK Army) visited Estonia in November to attend the 101st Anniversary of the formation of the Estonian Defense Forces, and to review the 2019 CIOR Summer...

CIOR Public Affairs 13.11.2019

CIOR leadership visits South Africa

Youth, sportsmanship and friendship were central elements to the recent visit by the president of CIOR, Colonel (R) Chris Argent and the secretary general, Colonel (R) Adrian Walton to the Republic of South Africa. In meetings with senior leaders of both the regular...

Lt Cdr Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Navy/CIOR Stratcom Committee 23.10.2019

Estonian ‘snap exercise’ for over 800 Reservists

The Estonian government last week decided to invite on short notice 823 armed forces Reservists to an additional training exercise, ‘Okas 2019’. Members of the 61st Combat Service Support Battalion were required to rush to rally points specified in their invites....

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