JCBRN Defence COE lost its long-time member Staff Captain (DEU A) Dietmar Trees. Staff Captain Trees will retire on 31st March 2018. Dietmar joined JCBRN Defence COE on 8th January 2013. He filled the position of the COE´s Information Knowledge Management Executive Officer (IKM XO). He has contributed with his outstanding professionalism and with his strong commitment; broad experience and acceptance of a wide range of responsibilities that cover the function of IKM XO. He continuously supported and represented the COE in the highest professional manner.

Colonel Osvald hands over 'Laudi Memorabilis'

On 22nd March 2018, the Director JCBRN Defence COE, COL (CZE A) Vratislav Osvald, and the Acting German Senior National Representative, LTC (DEU A) Bernd Allert, said officially farewell to Dietmar Trees. Colonel Osvald recognized Staff Captain Trees’ work handing over a “Laudi Memorabilis” signed by the Chief of Czech General Staff.

LtCol Allert hands over the official retirement certificate

Colonel Osvald confirmed that Staff Captain Trees has been the person, who established the Knowledge Base in the JCBRN Defence COE and as an expert, with all of his professional efforts, maintained all the needs and necessities to keep this database ongoing; and instructed all COE members of using this unique device with worldwide implementation in the ranges of CBRN capabilities.

Lieutenant Colonel Allert thanked Staff Captain Trees in the name of the German People for his outstanding efforts.

On behalf of the COE and the German SNR, Colonel Osvald and Lieutenant Colonel Allert wished Staff Captain Trees and his wife good luck and all the best for their future life.

Text: LTC Bernd Allert (DEU A)

Photo: LTC Aleš Mylan (CZE A)