Visit of an IMS Representative and the Dutch Defence Attaché
“MILMED COE is a kind of solution to tackle these issues” – underlined Brigadier General Suat Dönmez (TUR), deputy director of the Logistics and Resources Division of the International Military Staff (IMS) of NATO, while discussing current challenges in the field of military medicine during his visit to the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) on 22 March 2012. LTC Arthur L. Beglinger (RNA), Defence Attaché of The Netherlands to Hungary and Slovenia visited the Centre the same day.
BG Dönmez and LTC Beglinger were familiarized with the principles and challenges of military medicine, furthermore with the structure, functioning and activities of MILMED COE.
During the highly interactive meeting questions of our visitors were answered by Col. Dr. István Kopcsó, director of MILMED COE, and Col. Dr. Thomas Harbaum, deputy director of MILMED COE.
BG Dönmez congratulated MILMED COE for its valuable work in fostering multinationality and improving interoperability. He also highlighted its role in mitigating current medical shortfalls and in coping with challenges in the field of military medicine.
MILMED COE is proud of its “open door” policy – since its founding, the Centre has welcomed hundreds of visitors from all around the world, be it from military or civilian circles.