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Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 05.04.2022

German Frigate under CIOR Flag

The CIOR spring meeting, formally named IBM, started with a situation briefing about the war in Ukraine from a Baltic perspective. The venue for the meeting was Wilhelmshaven – Germany’s only deep-water port, and its largest naval base. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt....

CIOR Public Affairs 01.03.2022

CIOR Condemns Russian Invasion of Ukraine

”The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR), representing the interests of 1,3 million reservists across the NATO alliance and beyond, condemns, in the strongest possible terms, Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. CIOR deeply respects and admires the...

Lieutenant Commander Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Defence Forces/CIOR Public Affairs 28.02.2022

Ukraine: Estonian reserve officers raise € 1 154 564

**** UPDATE: As of 11th of March, € 1 154 564 euros have been raised **** Estonian reserve officers have raised over 700 000 euros to support wounded Ukrainian soldiers and help them get medical care. 

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 31.01.2022

February 8th: The 2022 CIOR Seminar: ‘North Africa and US-NATO/EU-relations’

Whilst the world is holding its breath for future developments in Ukraine, the rest of the world is not at a stillstand. For instance: North Africa and the Sahel region are trying to come to grips with ongoing political instability, population growth, consequences of...

Lieutenant Commander Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Defence Forces/CIOR Public Affairs 20.01.2022

Estonian Reserve Officers acknowledged Country’s best active Servicemen

Towards the end of last year, Estonian reserve officers acknowledged the country’s defence forces’ best service members with the Officer of the Year and Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year awards.   By: Lieutenant Commander Ingrid Mühling, Estonian Defence...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt. Col (R), Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 12.01.2022

The CIOR machinery is working

Towards the end of last year, the current German-led and the incoming Estonian-led Presidency met physically in Kassel, Germany, for a planning meeting. This was yet another example of CIOR keeping wheels turning during these challenging times. By: Roy Thorvaldsen,...

CIOR Public Affairs 01.01.2022

Past CIOR President Argent awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Immediate Past President of CIOR, Colonel (Ret.) Chris Argent, UK Army, has been awarded with the title “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE). Argent receives the award for his dedicated service to the UK Reserve Forces Association (UKRFA) and his...

CIOR Public Affairs 22.12.2021

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The year 2021 is coming to an end in a few days and it has been another special year, as the Covid-19 pandemic is still present. Moreover, these harsh times are shaping our everyday life, but also our organization and its way of working. While digitalization has...

Capt. Andrew Layton, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa Public Affairs 06.11.2021

Reservists deliver agile Airpower during Castle Forge

A hulking C-130J Super Hercules sits on the moonlit tarmac at Larissa Air Base, Greece. A string of human figures emerges from a nearby hangar. Like ants, they make a quick procession into the back of the plane, which is already loaded with aircraft generators, tool...

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