News

08 Sep. 2009

KFOR Change of Command Ceremony

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Lined up troops representing Multinational Taskforces and subordinate units of Kosovo Force

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Inspection of the troops at beginning of the ceremony

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Outgoing COMKFOR, Lieutenant General Giuseppe E. Gay, addressing his speech to the audience

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Commander Joint Force Naples, Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, addressing his speech to the audience

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President of Kosovo, Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, addressing his speech to the distinguished guests and KFOR soldiers

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Admiral Mark Fitzgerald is handing over the NATO flag to Lieutenant General Markus Bentler, incoming COMKFOR, to symbolize the handover-takeover of command over KFOR

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The distinguished guests and high ranked officers stand up and salute during listening to the Italian and German national anthem

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Local and international media got the opportunity to ask for first-hand information during the press conference right after the ceremony