Operation Commander for EUFOR Althea visits mission in BiH

From 26-28 August, the Operation Commander for EUFOR Operation Althea Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina to visit the EUFOR mission and to meet with international and BiH officials. He was welcomed by the Force Commander of EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak. The two Generals met with the High Representative, the Head of EU Delegation and EU Special Representative, the BiH presidency, the BiH Ministers for Defence and for Security, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and BiH Armed Forces Chief of Joint Staff.

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New Commander for EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion

On 20 August 2019, Commander EUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, handed over the colours of the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) from Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Sanz to Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Leitner. The new commanding officer of EUFOR’s primary operational arm, the MNBN, has previously served in Kosovo and Chad. He takes over a united, cohesive and very capable military unit from Lieutenant Colonel Sanz, operating under the motto “One Mission, One Team”, committed to the multinational culture, values and spirit of EUFOR Operation Althea.

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COM EUFOR observes weapon marking progress in Rajlovac

Major General Reinhard Trischak visited Rajlovac on Wednesday 14 August, to receive a briefing on the progress made by the BiH Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the AFBiH, in weapons marking, registration and management. He was accompanied by EUFOR Special Ammunition and Weapons Advisor (SAWAD), Colonel Martin Trachsler, who explained what EUFOR had helped the AFBiH to achieve so far and what remained to be done.

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