SACEUR visits SFOR
First published in
SFOR Informer#158, February 20, 2003
The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General
James L. Jones, United States Marine Corps, arrived in Bosnia
and Herzegovina (BiH) Feb. 4 for a two-day visit and had meetings
with the Quint Ambassadors (France, Germany, Italy, United
Kingdom and United States) and the High Representative.
Sarajevo - Jones also met with Lt. Gen. Ward, COMSFOR, the
commanders of the Multinational Brigades and the commander
of the Multinational Specialised Unit (MSU). He discussed
a number of issues to include the restructuring of the Armed
Forces in BiH, the important role of the Standing Committee
on Military Matters (SCMM) for a state level defence organisation,
the Partnership for Peace program, and the current situation
in the respective Areas of Responsibility. It was Jones' first
official call to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jones is the Commander, United States European Command and
the 14th Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He assumed his duties
as SACEUR on Jan. 17, 2003.
As SACEUR, Jones is in overall command of NATO's military
forces in Europe (Allied Command Europe, ACE). ACE's mission
is to preserve the peace, security and territorial integrity
of the NATO member nations. He is also the overall commander
of military forces from over 30 nations participating in ongoing
operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR) and Kosovo (KFOR).