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CIOR Public Affairs 10.10.2019

CIOR President briefed Military Committee

Brussels, 10 October 2019: The CIOR President, UK Colonel Chris Argent (Retd.) last Monday presented the CIOR Annual Report 2018- 19 to the NATO Military Committee (MC). The report – the first in four years – highlighted the breadth of work being undertaken by CIOR on...

CIOR Public Affairs 03.10.2019

CIOR – UKRFA Summit on Norfolk Broads, East Anglia

The CIOR President, UK Colonel Chris Argent (Retd.) and president designate German Navy Captain Jan Hormann (R) this week met with the President of the United Kingdom Reserve Forces Association/UKRFA, Major General Greg Smith. The summit took place on the Norfolk...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt.Col Norwegian Army (R)/ CIOR Public Affairs 04.09.2019

– The Millennial is the Reservist of tomorrow

– In character, Russia and terrorist groups are different, but both want the same thing – from order, through disorder to new order that is more to their advantage. So, who is going to compete on our behalf? Our Reservists. The Millennials. By: Roy Thorvaldsen,...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lieutenant Colonel (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 16.08.2019

DSACEUR speaks warmly about Reserves, CIOR

– I like the Reserves. My Father was a Reservist in the UK Territorial Army for 21 years. I also like Reservists because Reservists win wars. Small Regular Armies need reinforcements and regeneration. With these words, NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander...

CIOR Public Affairs 12.08.2019

Germany best nation in military competition

The military skills competition that took place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week, was yet another success for one of the most tangible outputs of the interallied confederation of reserve officers (CIOR), namely MILCOMP. Athletes from the CIOR member and...

CIOR Public Affairs 10.08.2019

CIOR and CISOR sign Memorandum of Understanding

*LE FRANÇAIS SUIT* The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) president Colonel Chris Argent, and the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Non-Commissioned Officers (CISOR) president Master Sergeant Michel d’Alessandro formalize the cooperation between...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Association/ CIOR Public Affairs 10.08.2019

YROW brings young reserve officers together

The Young Reserve Officer Workshop (YROW) is a platform for younger officers to gain knowledge and to build mutual understanding between reserve officers from different NATO and partner nations. Reserve officers usually the age 30 or younger come together every CIOR...

Jean-Francois Lambert, Major, Canadian Armed Forces/ CIOR Public Affairs 08.08.2019

Succesful symposium on the “Millennial Reserve Officer”

*LE FRANÇAIS SUIT* On August 7, 2019, at the Summer Congress in Tallinn, Estonia, the CIOR delegates had the honour to listen to outstanding presentations on the annual theme: “Millennial Reserve Officers: New Challenges – New SKills – New...

1st Lt. Susanna Takamaa, Finnish Reserve Officer Association/ CIOR Public Affairs 07.08.2019

Brand new obstacle course for MILCOMP 2019

When Estonia stepped up to the challenge of hosting a CIOR summer congress, there were no NATO compatible obstacle courses in Estonia. Through massive co-operation from the Estonian Defence League Kaitseliit, the Ministry of Defence and a great number of volunteers, a...

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