3rd NATO Signal Battalion Change of Command Ceremony
Bydgoszcz, Poland - 3rd NATO Signal Battalion has a new Commander.
The change of command took place in NATO Rejewski Barracks in Bydgoszcz (POL)
on 31 January 2020. Lieutenant Colonel Michal KLEMENT (CZE A) handed over the
command to Lieutenant Colonel Karel MAZANEK (CZE A). The ceremony was
officiated by NATO CIS Group Acting Commander Brigadier General Hans FOLMER
act of passing the Colours, French Senior National Representative in Bydgoszcz
Colonel Georges REICHERT (FRA A) awarded LTC Michal KLEMENT with the French
National Defense Bronze Medal. Moreover, as a part of the ceremony NATO CIS
Group Acting Commander Brigadier General Hans FOLMER awarded personnel from
3NSB DCM E for their service during deployment in NATO Mission Iraq in 2019
with NATO "Non-Article-5" Medal.
the Colours, the Military Change of Command formalizes the transfer of responsibility
and authority between one military commander and another, through history the
Colours have marked the location of the commander and served as a source of
great pride for those in the unit. This tradition continues today.