CBRN Units Evaluators Course 2014 was conducted during the period 8 – 12 September.
The aim of the course was to prepare officers to achieve common standards in CBRN certification for evaluation of CBRN Defence units assigned to NATO Response Force Combined Joint Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Task Force (NRF CJ CBRND TF). Although the CJ CBRND TF consists of CBRN Battalion (CBRN Bn) and CBRN Joint Assessment Team (CBRN JAT) the focus of the course were CBRN units (Recon, Decon, Bio, Lab). In addition, the aim of the course was to learn how to evaluate the units of the CBRND Bn since this part is not defined in AFS volume VII and it is highly technical issue.
Based on the cooperation between United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), JCBRN Defence COE and NBC Defence Institute of University of Defence (UNOB) was successfully conducted another “International Radiological Assistance Program Training for Emergency Response” (I-RAPTER)basic course during the period 19th – 22nd May 2014.
On 15th May 2014, Colonel Fausto Vignola, the Director of the Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (NATO SP COE) in Vicenza, Italy, visited the JCBRN Defence COE. The main aim of the visit was to share our experience with the COE development, given that NATO SP COE is still under development and is expected to be fully operational in the first months of 2015.