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-7 SEEBRIG Affiliated Units, 31 May – 04 June 2021

A SEEBRIG HQ Evaluation Team, led by the Commander, Brigadier General Aristeidis Iliopoulos, conducted an evaluation visit to Na-7 SEEBRIG affiliated units from 31 May to 04 June 2021, according to SEEBRIG HQ Annual Plan for 2021.

On 1st of June 2021, Transportation Platoon, located in Metris/Istanbul, was evaluated by SEEBRIG HQ Evaluation Team. First, the Commander of Transportation Management Center together with the Battalion Commander and the Company Commander welcomed the delegation. Afterwards, the Company Commander presented the unit briefing to SEEBRIG HQ team. Then, the Transportation Platoon conducted a practical demonstration of its capabilities relevant to PSO through both static and dynamic display.

On 2nd of June 2021, the SEEBRIG HQ Evaluation Team continued its evaluation activity with the Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Engineer Company and Artillery Battery located in Çerkezköy/Tekirdağ garrison.  The Commander of the 3rd Armored Brigade, Brigadier General Osman Akyıldız, welcomed the SEEBRIG HQ team at Brigade’s HQ. Brigade’s G3 (Operations) Chief presented a briefing about the organization, personnel, equipment, logistics and communication of the units. After the briefing, the units and equipment of the Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Artillery Battery and Engineer Company were inspected on the training field. The equipment and the vehicles were checked on site. The Mechanized Infantry Battalion executed a mini exercise based on a scenario with focus on Peace Support and Humanitarian Assistance Operations.

The next day, the SEEBRIG HQ Evaluation Team moved to Beşiktepe/Tekirdağ garrison in order to evaluate the Recconnaisance Company, after an office call with 8th Mechanized Brigade Commander, Colonel Şahin Yenilmez. The Company Commander briefed SEEBRIG HQ representatives about  capabilities of his unit. Afterwards, the troops performed static display of the equipment and dynamic display that confirmed its PSO capabilities through a mini exercise.

On 4th of June 2021, SEEBRIG Commander, Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief  of Staff for Operations conducted an official visit to NATO Rapid Deployment Corps – Turkey, where they met the Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Kemal Yeni. During the meeting were emphasized once again the importance of cooperation, the role of SEEBRIG and the good neighbourly relations.

The evaluation visit was an opportunity for SEEBRIG HQ leadership and staff to familiarize themselves with the capabilities, training standards, facilities, equipment and weaponry systems of affiliated units from Na-7 and to strengthen the relationship with their personnel and key leaders.