The JCBRN Defence COE celebrated the 5th Anniversary of its establishment on the evening of the 20th of September 2011. Although officially established 26 Oct 2006, the COE held the festivities in September in conjunction with the 11th Steering Committee meeting in order to take advantage of the unique opportunity to have all eleven sponsoring nations present. The Celebratory Ceremony took place at the Hotel Allvet in Vyškov, Czech Republic. All eleven Sponsoring Nation’s representatives attended. Other dignitaries included the former JCBRN Defence COE Director Col ret. Radomír Mikeš, JCBRN Defence COE members, Defense Attaches from throughout Europe, as well as numerous other distinguished guests.
The JCBRN Defence COE Acting Director Col Janos Zelenak's opened the Ceremony by welcoming all of the guests and highlighting the long and difficult path that the JCBRN Defence COE travelled thus far. He pointed out many of the COE's historical milestones, and key supporters; all of which helped build the COE to the competent and well respected organization it is today.