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Jan 27 2022

SACEUR LONG SERVICE AWARD CEREMONY

MONS, Belgium - On Monday, 24 January 2022, the SHAPE Chief of Staff (COS) Admiral Joachim Rühle, DEU N, presided over a ceremony on behalf of SACEUR, to recognise NATO International Civilians (NICs) who have continuously served the Alliance for 20 years and more.

Admiral Rühle said that NICs are of utmost importance because, while military members come and go, it is the NICs who are able to tell them what has happened in the past and how to build better options for the future.

He acknowledged that those being honoured had served numerous SACEURs, Deputy SACEURs and Chiefs of Staff with dedication over the years, and thanked them for their service.

Admiral Rühle presented Long Service Awards to three NICs working in NCISG who, between them, have served NATO for over 81 years. Congratulations go to Mr Valentijn Scholten for 21 years' service, Mr Johnny Nordahl, 25 years' service and Ms Rona Munday, 35 years' service.

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SACEUR Long Service Award Ceremony, January 24, 2022: left: Admiral Joachim Rühle, SHAPE COS, Mr Valentijn Scholten with his wife, 21 years' service.

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SACEUR Long Service Award Ceremony, January 24, 2022: left: Admiral Joachim Rühle, SHAPE COS, Mr Johnny Nordahl with his wife, 25 years' service.

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SACEUR Long Service Award Ceremony, January 24, 2022: left: Admiral Joachim Rühle, SHAPE COS, Ms Rona Munday with Mr Tom Urick, 35 years' service.

Congratulations!

Story by NATO Communications and Information Systems Group.

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