Change of Command
On 22 June 2022, the CCOE welcomed several international guests to today’s Change of Command, from Colonel Frank van Boxmeer to Colonel Andreas Eckel. Together with the members of the CCOE Coordinating Committee, Colonel Mattia Zuzzi, as the Chair, guided through the ceremony. With signing the acknowledgement paper, the post of the Director CCOE was handed over in the presence of the Dutch Brigadier General Jan Blaquiere and the German Brigadier General Andreas Henne.
After three years, Colonel Frank van Boxmeer left the CCOE for his next position at Joint Force Command Brunssum.
The new Director, Colonel Andreas Eckel, is well-known to some of us: In 2014 - 2016 he acted as Branch Chief Concepts, Interoperability, Capabilities (CIC) Branch at the CCOE. From June 2015 to July 2016 as Deputy Director, Chief of Staff and German Senior National Representative.