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Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 12.02.2020

CIOR President meets with ACT Chief of Staff

CIOR President Colonel (R) Chris Argent paid an office call on Chief of Staff Allied Command Transformation, Vice Admiral Paul Bennett CB OBE, during the CIOR Presidency’s visit to the NRFC Winter Plenary Meeting in Norfolk Virginia. Colonel Argent briefed...

CIOR Public Affairs 10.02.2020

CIOR Delegation meets with Canadian Reserve Leaders

The CIOR delegation participating in the NRFC winter meeting in Norfolk, Virginia last week, Saturday met with Canadian two- and one star Reservist leaders in Ottawa. The CIOR delegation met with Major General Mackenzie OMM CD, Chief of Reserves and Employer Support;...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 08.02.2020

CIOR Presidency Team in Cyber Discussion with NRFC

A team from the CIOR Presidency this week participated in the Winter Plenary Meeting of NATO’s National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) in Norfolk, Virginia. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs The meeting took place at the...

CIOR Public Affairs 04.02.2020

CIOR Presidency visiting US ROA en-route to NRFC meeting

The CIOR Presidency team en-route to participate in the Winter Plenary Meeting of NATO National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia. On the way, the delegation was visiting the US...

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 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,...

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