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Jun 30 2020

SACEUR recognises Allied Command Operation's Best

MONS, Belgium – General Tod D. Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), presented two members of Allied Command Operations (ACO) with the SACEUR Recognition Award during a ceremony at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on Monday, June 29, 2020.

The awardees—German Army Colonel Joerg Schlickmann and French Army Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas De Raguenel—are stationed here and were selected for their significant contributions and impact to the NATO mission.

SHAPE, Belgium – General Tod D. Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), left, and German Army Colonel Joerg Schlickmann stand at attention during a SACEUR Recognition Award ceremony at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. The SACEUR Recognition Award was established in order to recognise exceptional service and outstanding individual achievement in a way that may be career enhancing for the recipient. (NATO photo by MC1 Brett Dodge)

The SACEUR Recognition Award was established in order to recognise exceptional service and outstanding individual achievement in a way that may be career enhancing for the recipient.

Each awardee brought a unique skillset and leadership ability to their respective commands aiding in the success of NATO’s various missions.

Colonel Schlickmann, as the executive officer to the SHAPE chief of staff since March 2018, has rendered exemplary and exceptional service to SHAPE, during a very demanding period marked by the NATO Command Structure-Adaptation implementation effort, according to the award citation. He leads a highly dynamic international staff inside SHAPE, comprising of 19 officers and noncommissioned officers (NCOs) that brings the best direct support and possible outcomes to senior military leaders within NATO ranks. He has guided his team to develop high-quality work strands, creative proposals and alternative courses of action.

 

SHAPE, Belgium – General Tod D. Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), left, and French Army Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas de Raguenel stand at attention during a SACEUR Recognition Award ceremony at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. The SACEUR Recognition Award was established in order to recognise exceptional service and outstanding individual achievement in a way that may be career enhancing for the recipient. (NATO photo by MC1 Brett Dodge)

Lieutenant Colonel Raguenel is highly professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He excelled during his 3-year tour with the SHAPE Force Generation and Readiness Branch, according to the award citation. As a key member of the NATO Response Force team, he has been pivotal in developing and resourcing the Alliance's primary deterrence and defence force. During his tenure, he has had to absorb complex and detailed NATO plans and processes working with a wide range of branches and disciplines in NATO's senior military headquarters.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office

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