9 Jan 2008

PR# 2008-016

ISAF RC North welcomes new commander

KABUL, Afghanistan – Maj. Gen. Bruno Kasdorf, ISAF Chief of Staff, handed command of ISAF Regional Command North from Brig. Gen. Dieter Warnecke to Brig. Gen. Dieter Dammjacob during a recent ceremony.

General Dammjacob is an Air Force General with experience in an international environment. Since 2005, he has been Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the German Air Force Air Operations Command based in Kalkar, Germany. As a pilot, he has flown about 3,500 hours in aircraft such as the F-104G, F-4F, Alpha-Jet and F-16A/B.

General Warnecke, who has been Commander Regional Command North since August 2007, returns to Germany as Commander of Airborne Brigade 31 based in Oldenburg.

The former commander said he believes the prospects are good for Afghanistan and that the command is on track to make even more of a difference.

“The north of Afghanistan is a good example of security, stability, reconstruction and development to the whole of Afghanistan,” said General Warnecke. “However, we need to have patience and staying power. There is no reconstruction without security. In this context, it remains important that particularly the national security forces accept an ever-increasing share of responsibility, for reconstruction must be pushed forward throughout the country. ISAF has supported and will massively support this development. The people in Afghanistan deserve our help.”

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