In mid of September, the Ambassadors Club hosted with its President Dr.h.c. Mania Feilcke-Dierck a very special information visit. The goal was the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command in Schwielowsee near Potsdam.
The Excellencies from all over the world were greeted by the Chief of Staff of the Command, Brigadier General Burkhard Kollmann.
In an entertaining and very interesting lecture, the ambassadors learned about the tasks of the command, which currently looks after and commands the approximately 2,700 German soldiers in all foreign missions. In addition, the operational command is also responsible for evacuation and rescue missions of German citizens from abroad. The Excellencies also used the opportunity for questions very intensively.
Afterwards the group visited “The Grove of Remembrance”. This memorial was built for soldiers who died abroad and it is open to the public.
Text: Martin Hoeck