The United States Air Force Air War College’s Visit
Vyškov, 7 March. The JCBRN Defence COE hosted a student delegation from the Air War College of the United States Air Force. The delegation was received by COL Vratislav Osvald, the Director of the JCBRN Defence COE. The highlight of the visit was to present a comprehensive overview of the NATO JCBRN Defence COE mission and the ongoing activities in support of NATO.
Visit of Brigadier General James E. Bonner
Last week, the Joint CBRN Center of Excellence was pleased to host Brigadier General James E. Bonner, U.S. Chief of Chemical and Regimental Command Sergeant Major Henney Hodgkins, U.S. Chemical Corps Regimental Command Sergeant Major. Though the U.S. has been a Sponsoring Nation of our COE since 2010, Brigadier General Bonner's visit was the first from a sitting U.S. Chief of Chemical. Interestingly, BG Bonner was also the first distinguished visitor to be welcomed by our newly appointed Director, Colonel Vratislav Osvald.
On Friday, 20th January 2017, the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence bade goodbye to its Director, Colonel Jiří Gajdoš, who had led the Centre for more than four years, and welcomed Colonel Vratislav Osvald, who up to now served as the Director of the Centre’s Training, Exercise and Education Department.