DEFENCE

AIAT detachment welcomed back home from Afghanistan mission

The 81st General Grigore Balan Mechanized Brigade based in Bistrita organized a ceremony on Tuesday to welcome back home 14 officers of the Army Institutional Advisory Team (AIAT) Detachment, who have been on mission in the operation theatre in Afghanistan, Kabul area, in the last six months.
The officers’ mission was to plan, organize and carry out counseling at the educational institutions of the Afghan military system and conduct major assistance activities at the main commands of the Central Afghan Training System and in the army corps.
Attending the welcoming ceremony were commander of the 4th Gemina Infantry Division Brigadier General Ioan Manci, commander of the Bistrita-based 81st Mechanized Brigade Brigadier General Ovidiu Uifaleanu, the Prefect of Bistrita-Nasaud county Ioan Tintean, County Council deputy chairman Alexandru Pugna and Bistrita deputy mayor George Avram.
“The team planned and organized 52 advisory visits at the educational institutions of the Afghan military system, 12 major assistance activities at the main commands of the Central Afghan Training System and in the army corps. All these were genuine challenges, given the high level at which the activities were conducted”, AIAT Detachment commander Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Pop said, according to Agerpres.
The analyses and evaluations made by the Romanian military allowed them to organize 10 specialist seminars with enlarged multinational participation, aimed to promote the new manner of approach to the programmes to be implemented in the system and in the institutions.
Among the troops having come back home from Afghanistan was also a woman; all 14 officers were proposed to receive a medal as part of Resolute Support mission for the activity they conducted.

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