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NCISG HQ new staff visit 1 NATO Signal Battalion (1NSB)
WESEL, Germany – Newly arrived NATO CIS Group (NCISG) HQ staff
members visited 1 NATO Signal Battalion (1NSB) in Wesel, Germany on the SEP 18, 2019 to get familiarized with the
capabilities that NCISG deploys.
During summer period many NCISG HQ personnel ended their tour, and handed
over their knowledge of roles, tasks and responsibilities to their successors.
In order to get the "newcomers” up to speed with NCISG practices and resources the
yearly newcomer introduction program was organized. This two-day program
started in Mons where all NCISG
staff divisions inform the newcomers about the group’s organization, mission statement,
missions and staff work.
The pinnacle of the
introduction period was the second day: a visit to 1NSB
HQ at the Schill-Kaserne in Wesel, Germany. This year the NCISG newcomers were
accompanied by some SHAPE Cyber Directorate staff members that work closely
together with the NCISG HQ. Major René KALL, chief
S3 1NSB, welcomed the group after the bus ride from Mons, Belgium and introduced
them to the 1NSB’s leadership, structure and organization.
After lunch, Major Kall
guided the group through a static display of the main DCIS equipment, where soldiers
from 1NSB eagerly and actively shared their experience and knowledge of DCIS
with the newcomers and answered all their questions.
At the end of the visit,
the 1NSB Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Torsten Peters addressed the group. He
concluded that the day was very educational and useful, expressing his
appreciation of the effort made to meet his people, and the interest shown in
his materiel. He encouraged the newcomers to share their new insights and
impressions with colleagues in Mons.
The group was very satisfied
with the day’s outcome and returned back to Mons.
The visitors and 1NSB leadership pictured at the Familiarization Day 18 SEP in Wesel, Germany