New Commander Multinational CIMIC Command visits the CCOE

On 23 and 24 May 2023, Colonel Armin Schaus, the recently appointed new Commander of the Multinational CIMIC Command (MN CIMIC Cmd) in Nienburg/ Germany since 24 March 2023, paid an introductory visit to the NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in The Hague.

During his visit, Colonel Schaus, together with the Director of the CCOE, Colonel Andreas Eckel, had the opportunity to introduce himself and meet the members of the German contingent at the
CCOE, which is disciplinary attached to the MN CIMIC Cmd. Next, he used the opportunity for a lively discussion with the Senior National Representatives (SNRs) of the Sponsoring Nations to exchange views on the CCOE and CIMIC. This was followed – up by an intense introduction session on the roles and tasks of the CCOE and the responsibilities of the Sponsoring Nations to support and resources the CCOE for its mission to promote CIMIC within NATO, EU, UN and amongst partners.

In his authority as the German representative within the Coordinating Committee, Colonel Schaus will play, together with the representatives of all other Sponsoring Nations,
an essential role in the coordination of civil-military matters and in the future of the CCOE itself.

Colonel Schaus – we are looking forward for your next visit!

Col Schaus and Col Eckel with Branch Chiefs CCOE