South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

Evaluation Visit to Na 6 SEEBRIG Affiliated Units, 21-25 May 2018

SEEBRIG HQ delegation headed by the Commander, BG Tudorica PETRACHE, conducted an evaluation visit to Na-6 affiliated units from 21 to 25 May 2018. Members of this delegation were COS COL Andreas DOULIS, CG9/Na-6 SNR LTC Daniel NATU, CG3 LTC Bürghehan TAȘKOYAN, CG7 LTC Leonard ZHUPA, SECCOS LTC Abdullah GÜNDÜZ, G5 Plans Officer LTC Nicolche MILKOVSKI, G6 FMO MAJ Stanimir PETROV, G4 Movement Officer LT Damianos PESLIS and LEGAD Clerk SGT Ivaylo ZHELYAZKOV.

The activity started in BUCHAREST, with respective visits to NATO Multinational Division South-East HQ, NATO Force Integration Unit and Na-6 Ministry of Defence. The visits were aimed firstly at strengthening SEEBRIG relationship with NATO HQs in the region and Na-6 authorities and secondly to explore the opportunities for cooperation in training and exercises.

On 23 May 2018, SEEBRIG HQ delegation moved to CONSTANȚA, home of 9th Mechanized Brigade „MĂRĂȘEȘTI”, the higher HQ of the SEEBRIG allocated units from Na-6. At the Brigade HQ, its Commander COL Florin Marian BARBU welcomed COMSEEBRIG and his team and provided the information briefings along with LTC Ciprian BALICA , Commander of 341st Infantry Battalion and affiliated sub-unit Commanders.

The following day the SEEBRIG HQ delegation conducted the operational evaluation of the Na-6 affiliated units in Babadag Training Area, where the evaluated units conducted a comprehensive exercise to show the planning and execution of a mission in a complex Peace Support Operations scenario, complete with mission rehearsal, tactical movement, casualty evacuation and live fire within a larger framework including more of 9th Mechanized Brigade assets.

During the subsequent media engagement SEEBRIG HQ representatives appreciated the high level of training and readiness of Na-6 affiliated units, backed up by a significant experience in operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The evaluation visit was a new opportunity for SEEBRIG HQ personnel to familiarize themselves with the capabilities, capacities, training standards, facilities, equipments, vehicles and weaponry systems of affiliated units and to strengthen the relationship with their personnel and key leaders.