On 1 July, Colorado National Guard (CONG), Commander BG Laura Clellan, accompanied by Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) Lisa Perry, paid a visit to the NATO MW COE
The visit was hosted by the Director of the NATO MW COE, Colonel Borut Flajšman, who shared a short presentation on the NATO MW COE, its past development, the way forward and emphasized that the visit can be considered an important step towards enhancing cooperation between the CONG, United States Armed Forces (US AF) and the NATO MW COE.
Furthermore he expressed his gratitude to the United States Armed Forces for its past cooperation with the Centre, setting the grounds for further cooperation and an enhanced engagement of the USA with the NATO MW COE. Moreover, with this aim in mind, the COE will explore possible new ways and opportunities to share subject matter expertise in a variety of projects and activities.
At the end Brigadier General expressed her thanks for the collaboration and partnership with CONG and US AF and she confirmed the intent to foster partnership in the future.
CSEL Lisa Perry and NATO MW COE CSEL Marko Pogorevc took the oportunity to talk about role of senior NCOs in support of the commander during lancheon. They agreed that there is a critical need to formalize the Command Senior Enlisted Leaders role and recognize their contribution in the professional development.