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2013-12-31 | CIOR Newsletter 3/2013
CIOR Newsletter 3/2013

Find the CIOR newsletter 3-2013 / Veuillez trouver le bulletin 3-2013 de la CIOR.

Visit to SHAPE and office call with SACEUR

On Tuesday 10 December 2013 the President of CIOR, CDR (R) Richard Roll had the opportunity to be invited to SHAPE along with his counterpart, MGen Lebel, Chair of NRFC.

Stimulating joint visit to Spanish Volunteer Reserve Conference

In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the volunteer reserve in Spain, a national conference was held in Seville.

NATO reservists hold working session under the aegis of the French Air Force

Some fifty representatives of thirty-four member-countries and associate CIOR members were present at this working session, held in cooperation with ANORAA and UNOR.

CIOR/NRFC Symposium on Employer Support to Reservists triggers NATO defence college publication

“Companies that encourage and support their reservist employees do not act only out of charity or philanthropy. They actually find it valuable and benefit from it in return”. These words from the CEO of a major consulting firm ...

2013-10-31 | Education for peace
Education for peace

Education for peace - the path to a common Euro-Atlantic security environment - Reserve officers’ role in building and maintaining global peace.

2013-09-30 | CIOR Legal Committee
CIOR Legal Committee

The Legal Committee is one of the "think tanks" of CIOR, comprised of legally qualified or legally experienced Reserve Officers. Lawyers from various branches are represented: judges, attorneys, prosecution officers and university professors.

2013-09-29 | The CIOR solar system
The CIOR solar system

To understand the work of CIOR it might help to picture the complex structure as a solar system – not more but not less.

CIOR Military Competition shows readiness

A gust of wind brings hope - but the burning sun is remorseless: No shade, just twirling dust and unquenchable thirst. The only moist comes from the sweaty combat uniform sticking at bodies like wet towels.

Young Reserve Officers Workshop (YROW) activity during the Congress

At the CIOR Summer Congress, Young Reserve Officers were able to take part in many activities, mainly focused on leadership workshops and workshops to find out about other nations.

CIOR CIMIC exercise (CIMEX 13) Vyskov, Czech Republic

For the second year, the CIOR CIMIC Committee organised a CIMEX (CIMIC exercise) prior to the CIOR main Summer Congress in Brno.

CIOR 2013 symposium : Employer Support for military Reserve

In an era of economic crisis and shrinking defence budget, the issue of employing Reservists is a challenge for both their military and their civilian employers.

CIOR launches its summer agenda in Czech Republic

The 66rd Summer Congress of the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) and the 67rd Summer Congress of the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) commenced today in Brno, Czech Republic.

Outstanding achievement for 24 CIOR members taking part in major event

"À cœur vaillant rien d'impossible" (where there is a will there is a way). Such is the famous motto of the wealthy French trader and banker who left his mark in the beautiful city of Bourges ! Such a motto could have been that of the team which brilliantly sported CIOR colours for the famous Nijmegen march.

CIOR Language Academy (CLA) : a major contribution to interoperability and Connected Forces Initiative (CFI)

“CIOR advocates that a way to foster interoperability is to help reservists be better educated, trained and exercised.” Coming up first and foremost in these fields is the ability to master both NATO’s official languages : French and English.

Report of CIOR President to the NATO Military Committee meets with high interest and support

On July 1, 2013, the President of CIOR, Commander (R) Richard Roll was asked to report to the Military Committee (MC) of NATO on the status way forward of our Confederation. His presentation, which followed the presentation of General Lebel, Chairman of the NRFC, was very well received, as evidenced by lively stream of questions from the National Military Representatives, and a very encouraging conclusion from the Chairman of the MC; General Bartels. Please find hereafter the text of the speech of President Roll.

2013-06-08 | CIOR Newsletter 2/2013
CIOR Newsletter 2/2013

Find the CIOR newsletter 2-2013 / Veuillez trouver le bulletin 2-2013 de la CIOR.

Young reserve officers from CIOR profit from a profound military life experience

During the three days of the Young Reserve Officers Outreach Seminar (YROS), 17 members from the armed forces of five different nations took advantage of the opportunity to learn from each other, as well as from experienced senior officers.

National delegations and committees of CIOR take part in a work session at the Ecole militaire from 4th to 6th April 2013

Forty representatives of fourteen member and associate member countries attended. Seizing upon the opportunity of the National Day of Reserves, a delegation of CIOR took part in the remembrance ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe presided by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence.

Message to CIOR from General Jean-Paul Paloméros, NATO, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

I was very pleased to welcome your President, Commander (R) Richard Roll to Norfolk in January, together with Major General Georges Lebel (FRAAR), Chairman of the National Reserve Forces Committee.

CIOR Seminar 2013 with attached presentations : NATO’s Challenges Following the Chicago Summit

The 24thannual CIOR Pre-Midwinter Seminar has taken place at the conference center of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), SchlossEichholz, Wesseling, between Cologne and Bonn, Germany, from January 27 to 30, 2013. The general topic was about “NATO’s CHALLENGES FOLLOWING THE CHICAGO SUMMIT”.

CIOR and NATO’s Connected Forces initiative

CIOR and NATO’s Connected Forces initiative – strategic lines for the future of Reserves - Interview of the President of CIOR on the Connected Forces Initiative.

Message from the CIOR President

Message from the CIOR President during the Mid Winter Meeting, NATO HQ, Brussels.

CIOR’s Winter Seminar: NATO’s Challenges Following the Chicago Summit

Wesseling, Germany—As a means to bolter deeper collaboration, members of the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers met on January 27 – 30, 2013 to hear briefings about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s challenges following the Chicago Summit.

2013-02-11 | Turkey between Two Worlds
Turkey between Two Worlds

Wesseling, Germany (January 29, 2013) - During the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) Winter Seminar, Turkish Brigadier General (Ret.) Haldun Solmaztürk provided a briefing about an annual survey called, “The Perception of Turkey in the Middle East 2011."

Perils of the Pivot to the Asia-Pacific

Wesseling, Germany (January 29, 2013)—During a recent Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Winter Seminar, guest speaker Hall Gardner, professor at The American University of Paris, presented his views on the shifting American foreign policy focus toward the Asia-Pacific.

NATO’s Challenges Following the Chicago Summit

The 24th annual CIOR Pre-Midwinter Seminar will take place, as usual, at the conference center of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Schloss Eichholz, Wesseling, between Cologne and Bonn, Germany, from January 27 to 30, 2013. The general topic will concern “NATO’s CHALLENGES FOLLOWING THE CHICAGO SUMMIT”.

CIOR Newsletter 1/2013 released

Find the newsletter 1/2013 in the newsletter archive.

2013-01-08 | From the CIOR President
From the CIOR President

Looking back at just 4 and a half months of my mandate as president of CIOR, it is probably too early to start listing achievements - however, I wanted to thank you for your support in a very busy agenda that has led us to start delivering on some of the commitments I took in front of you in Copenhagen :

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