Visit by an InterForce delegation from Denmark

On 23rd April, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) had the honour to host an InterForce delegation from Denmark. The delegation was led by Chief of Royal Danish Army Major General Gunner Arpe Nielsen and CEO Interforce Major General (ret) Finn Winkler.

The guests were welcomed by the Commandant, Brigadier General Ilmar Tamm and the BALTDEFCOL delegation including Ms Asta Maskaliunaite, Director of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies and Mr George Spencer Terry, Lecturer on Eastern European and Russian Studies.

The guests received a short overview of BALTDEFCOL's history, organisation and main activities. It was followed by a special lecture provided by Mr George Spencer Terry on the historical background of Baltic states and the discussions on the implications to the current geopolitical situation.

The visit was concluded with interesting insights from the Estonian Defence Industry Association.
InterForce is a cooperation between on the one side the Danish private and public sectors and on the other the Armed Forces /the Civil Defence. InterForce works towards ensuring understanding and building relations between these two worlds. More than 2,000 Danish businesses, societies and other organisations are members of InterForce, thereby publicly stating their support for The Reserve Force. An InterForce member can be expected to show understanding and exercise flexibility towards their day to day employees that may ask for periods of leave to serve in uniform. On an organisational level, InterForce is part of the Danish Defence Command Executive Office.


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