On 17 March 2014 the Deputy Director of the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (Joint CBRN Defence COE) Col Rainer Schulte welcomed in his office a Commander of the Dutch CBRN Defence Centre LTC Alain SCHOONDERBEEK and a Dutch Liaison officer at the CBRN School in Sonthofen LTC Peter SCHALLENBERG.

The purpose of their visit was the possible cooperation between the Dutch CBRN defence experts and the Joint CBRN defence COE.  The visit continued with presentations given at COL Janos Zelenak Conference room.  LTC Peter SCHALLENBERG in introduction informed the JCBRN Defence COE representatives about the overall situation in Dutch Armed Forces, CBRN defence development cooperation and focus of the CBRN position abroad.

After that COS Col Daniel Deadrich provided an overview of the JCBRN defence COE and the Department Directors briefly introduced their departments with focus on the possible mutual cooperation or the possible contribution/participation at the Joint CBRN defence COE.


After lunch the visit continued with the final discussion. The Dutch delegation appreciated the comprehensive presentations and the opportunity to visit our center. The Commander of the Dutch CBRN Defence Centre LTC Alain SCHOONDERBEEK expressed interest in further cooperation with the Joint CBRN defence Centre and promised to bring all the necessary information to the Dutch military authorities for final decision.


Author: MAJ Elemir KUREJ

Photos: Mrs.Hana JURČOVÁ


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