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Jul 5 2022

ACO AND JFC BRUNSSUM CSELS JOIN FORCES IN CANADA

OTTAWA, Canada – CWO Kevin Mathers, Allied Command Operations (ACO) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) attended the Change of Responsibility ceremony for CWO Lance Dunn, Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum) CSEL at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM), June 13, 2022.

CWO Dunn has served as the JFC Brunssum CSEL for the past three years and will transition back to a national position as the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the CFINTCOM.

"The most important thing I learned from working at NATO was the importance of cultural intelligence, the diversity that makes our decision making stronger," said Chief Dunn. "The different points of view from different members of the Alliance, based on our backgrounds, based on our history, based on the way we bring each other up, brings different viewpoints and different considerations, when considering significant strategic or operational level problems and how we're going to respond to them."

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CWO Kevin Mathers, Allied Command Operations (ACO) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL)attended the Change of Responsibility ceremony for CWO Lance Dunn, Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum) CSEL at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM), June 13, 2022.  
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CWO Kevin Mathers, Allied Command Operations (ACO) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL)attended the Change of Responsibility ceremony for CWO Lance Dunn, Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum) CSEL at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM), June 13, 2022. 
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CWO Kevin Mathers, Allied Command Operations (ACO) Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL)attended the Change of Responsibility ceremony for CWO Lance Dunn, Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum) CSEL at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM), June 13, 2022. 

Chief Mathers and Chief Dunn are two the of many Canadians serving in top positions at NATO. Canada sends senior enlisted and senior officers to NATO and brings them back to key positions within the Canadian Forces to capitalize on their experience and the relations they built within an international environment.

"It's too late to start building relationships when a crisis happens," said Chief Dunn. "The way for Canada on the other side of the ocean to maintain and demonstrate a commitment to the Alliance and the Trans-Atlantic bond is to ensure we are continuing to send quality people, then employ their experience when they come back to Canada."

Chief Dunn will be handing over his responsibilities at JFC Brunssum next month.

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