Happy Kings Day!
Tomorrow, the Netherlands celebrates the 56th birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, which is a national holiday. As part of the tradition in the Dutch Armed Forces, the highest-ranking officer present at a facility leads a toast. Since the CCOE shares the Majoor Jan Linzel Complex with other agencies and departments, Major General van der Zee from Inspectie Veiligheid Defensie (IVD) led the toast today. CCOE staff and students of the NATO CIMIC Analysis and Assessment Course (NCAAC) were all in attendance. After a brief speech, we raised our glasses to His Majesty and wished everyone a happy Koningsdag!