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MILCOMP 2017 – Many challenges awaited this year’s competitors in Prague, but have been mastered very successfully

Concurrent with the CIOR Summer Congress 2017 in Prague, more than 200 athletes were scheduled to participate in CIOR’s military competition – MILCOMP. Established in 1957, MILCOMP is considered one of the most important military sport challenges worldwide. Each year, reservists from NATO countries and associated countries such as Switzerland and South Africa come together to compete in a highly specialized military pentathlon and to identify the world's fittest reservists.

Sudden Knock-Out or Eventual Points Loss - How Our Security State Will Lose The Fight

The 2017 CIOR Seminar, assembling Reserve Officers from some 15 countries, most of them NATO members, took its participants from an opening shock statement through an intellectual exercise to a conceptual training and released them on the last day with the well-deserved satisfaction of having done something useful for the security and future well-being not only of the seminar participants but of the societies represented by Reserve Officers. “Sudden knock-out or eventual points loss - How our security state will lose the fight” is the shock statement with which the Seminar’s theme was introduced.

Australia invited into CIOR

2017 Summer Congress in Prague produced a landmark invitation for CIOR in its Partnership for Peace and Outreach dimension. The PfP&O Committee presented the official invitation to the CIOR President for signature, inviting Australia to officially join CIOR.

7th annual CIMEX - The Migration Crisis

Reservists, being twice the citizen, with one foot in the civilian world and the other in the military, are ideally suited to carry out the Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) role for NATO. The upcoming CIMIC Exercise (CIMEX) during our 2017 Prague Summer Congress, offers a unique opportunity for member nation Reservists to hone their skills.

Invitation to the Norwegian military skills competition 2017

The Norwegian Reserve Officers’ Association organizes every year a challenging field competition, aimed at testing field skills and motivate for further training. The competition is a long patrol mission in daylight and darkness. The competition has tasks such as knowledge of the Defence organization and missions, defense knowledge (including NATO), First Aid/Combat Casualty Care, communications, shooting, obstacle courses, crisis management, leadership and general soldier skills.

STRATEGY CIOR 3.0 - 2020 AND BEYOND

The role of reservists will become more and more important. Technological and social developments are happening so quickly that it is just to wonder if the current CIOR organization is ready for this (near) future or that it has to take measures to get CIOR ready for this future. CIOR’s self-assessment has led to the establishment of a strategical study for a renewed CIOR 3.0.

CIOR In-Between Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic

After welcoming the delegates from national reserve (officer) associations as well as committee representatives, CIOR President LtCOL. Libezny pointed out that this IBM will serve as a starting point for planning CIOR's activities to take place during the following two years. As a next step, CIOR Secretary General 1Lt. Hajecek outlined the main objectives...

Hybrid threats: The Reservist Solution:  A Cyber Reserve Providing NATO With Real-World Expertise

The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) Partnership for Peace and Outreach (PfP & O) Committee and the Unione Nazionale Ufficiali in Congedo d'Italia (UNUCI), recently conducted a successful Seminar on Hybrid Threats. Thirty officers and distinguished speakers from ten NATO nations attended this important event, which focused on adapting defence capabilities utilizing Reserve forces in Hybrid Warfare. The participants included the former Chief of the US Army Reserves, Major General Roger Sandler, USA (Ret), and immediate past CIOR President Lieutenant Colonel Dimitar Popov, of Bulgaria.

CIOR’s President Participates in Blue Beret Security Conference

Brno, Czech Republic hosted the eighth International United Nations (UN) Missions Service Members meeting earlier this month. The conference was organized by a Czech Republic association Czechoslovak Legionnaire, a member of the Soldiers of Peace International Association/Association Internationale des Soldats de la Paix (AISP-SPIA), a World Blue Beret Association.

South Africa: A contributor to NATO’s Peace Keeping, and Maritime Interdiction (Anti-Piracy), Operations, welcomes the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR)

Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Secretary General (CIOR SG) 1st LT Jaroslav Hajecek Hosted by the Reserve Forces Council (RFC) of South African Armed Forces: 1st LT Hajecek was warmly welcomed by Major General Keith M. Mokoape (pictured below making presentation to CIOR's SG), Brigadier General John Del Monte, and the RFC leadership committee, during his historic visit to the African continent.

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