Today, 11th July 2016, the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence can welcome Colonel Olivier Lion as the new Director of the Operations Support Department. “It will be an interesting challenge”, Colonel Lion said during the handover period. “After all, I have been Commander of a Regiment until last week, and working in a Centre of Excellence will be a completely different environment now.” But the member of the French Armed Forces is optimistically looking forward to spend three challenging years in the CoE in Vyškov, being responsible for many different field of activities. Just to mention the most important: His Department is providing the CBRN Reachback Support to the Alliance and our Sponsoring Nations.