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Higher Command Studies Course’s field study trip

Higher Command Studies Course´s second field study trip led to the Netherlands and Belgium. It aimed to expand students’ understanding of these countries’ security and defence policies as well as of the functioning of NATO and the EEAS in general.
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Visit by the Delegation of Finnish National Defence University

On the 19th April Lieutenant Colonel Torsti Astrén and his fellow members of the Department of Warfare and its Strategic Studies Branch of the Finnish National Defence University (FNDU) Captain Oskar Lassenius, Captain Juha Kukkonen and Captain Juha Kalliomaa paid a visit to the BALTDEFCOL. They were accompanied by the Dean Zdzislaw Sliwa, LtCol Yrjö Lehtonen, Mr. James Rogers and Mr. Art Johanson of the Estonian National Defence College.
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Visit by the LTG Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff

Today, on 12th April 2017, Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff paid a visit to the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL). He was accompanied by GpCPT Anthony McCord and MAJ Siebren Wolf, ADC. LTG Broeks was welcomed by the Commandant of the BALTDEFCOL, Major General Andis Dilāns, and members of the College Management Group.
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Visit by the President of the Republic of Latvia (2007–2011) H.E. Mr. Valdis Zatlers and the Latvian Ambassador to Estonia H.E. Mr. Juris Bone

On 11th April 2017 the Baltic Defence College (BALTDFCOL) had the honour to welcome the President of the Republic of Latvia (2007–2011) H.E. Mr Valdis Zatlers accompanied by Latvian Ambassador to Estonia H.E. Juris Bone. The high level guests were welcomed by the Commandant of the BALTDEFCOL, Major General Andis Dilāns accompanied by Colonel Axel Pfaffenroth, Chief of Staff and members of the College Management Group.
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Chief of Defence of Latvia, Major General Kalniņš became a member of BALTDEFCOL´s Hall of Fame

On Monday, 10th April 2017, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Major General Leonīds Kalniņš, Chief of Defence of Latvia, was inducted as the seventh member of the BALTDEFCOL's Hall of Fame. MG Kalniņš graduated from the Higher Command Studies Course in 2013 (HCSC) and participated in first Senior Leaders’ Course (SLC) in 2015. He became the Chief of Defence of the Latvian National Armed Forces on 27th January 2017.
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