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Major General Weidhüner at the NSO

By the Public Affairs Office

On 01 Aug 18, Major General Franz Weidhüner, Head of the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Office, paid his first visit to the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO).

After being welcomed by the NSO’s Deputy Commandant, Colonel Joachim Schreckinger, General Weidhüner was briefed on the NSO mission and core activities in addition to the current status of the 32 Bundeswehr staff. The visit concluded with a guided tour of the NSO Campus and facilities. Afterwards, the General continued his tour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen where he visited the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

General Weidhüner assumed command of the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Office in Bonn, Germany, on 15 Dec 17, and thus directs all German Armed Forces schools, training and research centres, the Military Counterintelligence Service, and the Bundeswehr's higher academies and universities.



Slovak Chief of Defence at the NSO

By Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj
NSO Command Senior Enlisted Leader

On 19 Jun 18, the NSO hosted the new Slovak Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Daniel Zmeko, and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Slovak Armed Forces, CSM Vladimír BELUŠ. On 7 May 18, LG Zmeko assumed responsibility as the highest ranking military Commander in Slovakia, placing his visit to the NSO as one of his first official events in his new capacity. This occasion marked history for the school as the first-ever visit of a Slovak CHOD in the 65-year history of the school.

LG Zmeko and the NSO Commandant, Col Dreifke, discussed various topics including NATO Adaptation, the security environment in central and eastern Europe, and the importance of educational development in today‘s modern armed forces. LG Zmeko was delighted to see an increasing number of Slovak students in recent years. He also took great satisfaction and pride seeing a Slovak Senior NCO, CSM Miroslav DULAJ, as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the school. LG Zmeko assured the Commandant about future Slovak support and that he will advocate for increased faculty from NATO and Partner nations to meet the growing mission demand at the NSO.