It has been nearly five years since the JCBRN Defence COE was activated as an International Military Organization.  After the period of time each Centre has to be assessed again, to discover if the Centre meets accreditation criteria as describe in MC Concept for Centres of Excellence.

          Based on this fact, the Transformation Network Branch Chief Colonel Helmar Storm (ACT) accompanied by his deputy Mr. Tony Wedge paid two days visit at the Centre on 8th and 9th February 2011. This delegation was on behalf of the HQ SACT, which is responsible for all accreditation process for all COEs in NATO.

        The ACT delegation was welcomed by the JCBRN Defence COE Director Col Zdenek Cizek, who gave them the detailed briefing on present status, organization, manning and COE’s achievements over last years. The assessment process continued with the tour at the Centre, with aim to talk to COE members, to test the English knowledge and oversee safety and security measurements. The final part of the visit was the analyses of the Periodic Assessment Questionnaire, which is going to be sent together with assessment report to MC. The periodic assessment will be finished when the MC will endorse HQ SACT Assessment Report.

         During the visit Col Helmar Storm delegation was introduced to First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic Mr. Jiří Šedivý and his delegation, who visited the Centre the same day 8th February 2011. For more information clik here.


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Author: CPT Ilona Bain

Photo: Hana Jurčová