On 10th May 2011 the JCBRN Defence COE had a pleasure to host a very prestigious visit of Norman L. Eisen, Ambassador of the United States to the Czech Republic. His Excellency accompanied by Defence Attaché COL Walter Scales, Army Attaché COL Charles Huber Wilson and Counselor for Public Relations Mr. John Vance arrived to the Centre on Tuesday morning and all guests were warmly welcomed by the JCBRN Defence COE Director COL Zdeněk Čížek. COL Čížek in his opening address pointed out the importance of US Ambassador presence at the COE ground and took this advantage to promote the COE's activities.

         As the USA is going to become a new partner in the COE, by singing the Note of Joining to Functional and Operation Memoranda of Understanding in Brussels on 16th June 2011, the Ambassador was very interested in COE work and future planned activities.

       The COE Director made his Excellency familiar with the COE history, development, concept, principles, mission and wide spectrum of projects included in JCBRN Defence COE Program of Work. The whole visit was topped off with Modeling and Simulation Capabilities presentation, what is an important bilateral project between the Czech Republic and United States of America, This project has been developed to complement special capabilities of the Centre with the aim to support the transformation process of the Alliance. 


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Author: CPT Ilona Bain

Photos: Mrs. Hana Jurčová