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Transferring the NDC flag from the out-going Commandant LGEN Chris Whitecross to the in-coming Commandant LGEN Olivier Rittimann.
16 Jul. 2020

Graduation of Senior Course 136 and Change of Command Ceremony

On Thursday 16th July, the NATO Defense College celebrated the graduation of Senior Course 136 and the Change of Command from LGEN Chris Whitecross (CAN F) to LGEN Olivier Rittimann (FR A). Attending as guest of honour was LGEN Hans-Werner Wiermann (DEU), Director General of the International Military Staff (DGIMS).

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  • Jul 16

    Senior Course  136  Graduation

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    Senior Course  137  Course starts (TENTATIVE DATE)

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