Signature of the MOU between CIOR and CISOR

[en] A delegation of CISOR members attended the Summer Congress of CIOR in Tallinn, Estonia, on the first week of August 2019. During their visit, the Memorandum of Understanding between CIOR and CISOR was signed. Delegates also attended various events (MILCOMP, seminars, etc.) to further evaluate concrete collaboration possibilities.

[fr] Une délégation de membres de CISOR a participé au Congrès estival de CIOR à Tallinn, Estonie, durant la première semaine d’août 2019. Durant leur visite, le Mémorandum d’accord entre CIOR et CISOR fut ratifié. Les délégués ont assisté à diverses activités (MILCOMP, séminaires, etc.) pour mieux évaluer les possibilités de collaboration.

[en] Delegates standing in country formation during the opening ceremonies. On the left, CISOR president Michel D’Alessandro. In white, Canadian VP David Arsenault.

[fr] Des délégués debout en formation nationale durant les cérémonies d’ouverture. À gauche, le président de CISOR Michel D’Alessandro. En blanc, le VP canadien David Arseneault.

Photo: Martin-Éric Racine / CISOR

[en] Presidents of CISOR (left: Michel D’Alessandro) and CIOR (right: Chris Argent) shaking hands after the MOU signature.

[fr] Les présidents de CISOR (à gauche: Michel D’Alessandro) et CIOR (à droite: Chris Argent) échangeant une poignée de main suite à la signature du MDA.

Photo: MAJ Jean-François Lambert / CIOR

2nd meeting of the Belgian presidency

[en] The second meeting of the Belgian presidency took place on the 8th to 10th of February 2019 in Germany at the Military Police Academy in Hanover. The meeting also featured a daytrip to the Munster to visit the Armored Museum and hold that day’s sessions at the officers’ club of the Armored Brigade. This meeting marked the acceptance of Canada and Estonia as full-standing members of CISOR.

[fr] La seconde réunion de la présidence belge s’est tenue du 8 au 10 février 2019 en Allemagne à l’Académie de la police militaire à Hanovre. La réunion a également inclut une randonnée à Munster pour visiter le Musée des blindés et tenir les séances de la journée au club des officiers de la Brigade blindée. Cette réunion fut marquée par l’acceptation du Canada et de l’Estonie comme membres à part entière de CISOR.

Photos: Martin-Éric Racine

 

Cisor Military Skills competition 2019

The CISOR Military Skills Competition 2019 started today at the Pori Brigade in Säkylä. The competition lasts from the 28th of June till the 29th of June. The first day featured obstacle course, pistol and riffle shooting, and orienteering. During the competitions, a short Central Committee meeting was held and resulted in the approval of the United Kingdom as a full-standing member of CISOR.

The first Central Committee meeting under Belgian presidency

The first Central Committee meeting under Belgian presidency

The first Central Committee meeting of the Belgian presidency was held in Helsinki. La première réunion du Comité Central de la présidence belge fut tenue à Helsinki.

The national anthems of Belgium and Finland were played at the opening ceremony.
Les hymnes nationaux de Belgique et Finlande furent joués lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture.
Photo: Martin-Éric Racine

This Central Committee meeting saw the arrival of several new delegates and observers. To the left, members of the new Swiss delegation, Jean-François Villettaz, Germain Beuclair and Daniel Wampfler. To the right of Canada’s David Arsenault, USA observer James Center and Estonian observer Kaur Lillipuu.

Cette réunion du Comité Central a marqué l’arrivée de plusieurs nouveaux délégués et observateurs. À gauche, les membres de la nouvelles délégation suisse, Jean-François Villettaz, Germain Beuclair et Daniel Wampfler. À droite du canadien David Arsenault, l’observateur des USA James Center et celui de l’Estonie Kaur Lillipuu.

Photo: Martin-Éric Racine

Cisor precidency handed over to Belgium in Rovaniemi

Cisor precidency handed over to Belgium in Rovaniemi

CISOR presidency handed over to Belgium

The presidency hand-over took place at the Jaeger Brigade in Rovaniemi yesterday at 04:00 pm when the president of the Finnish Reservist’s Association, Ilpo Pohjola, handed the official flag of CISOR to the President of the Royal national union of reserve NCO of Belgium, Michel d’Alessandro.

E-learning and work methodology took remarkable steps forward under the Finnish presidency, an achievement that outgoing president Ilpo Pohjola was pleased with.

–  Our most important goals were a more productive organisation, greater effectiveness, enhanced communication and a joint training program. We can say that CISOR has improved its operations in these all areas.

The new president, Michel d’Alessandro, wants to continue to further develop further this work.

– The Finnish Presidency was commensurate in bringing professionalism and modernism in managing CISOR. The Finnish presidency has also set important milestones in giving a real added-value in what we can offer to NCO reservists of the member countries.

In addition to continuing CISOR’s internal work, Belgium also wants to develop co-operation with other international bodies.

– We want to achieve full recognition by NRFC (NATO Reserve Force Committee) and be considered a valuable partner in all matters related to the deployment of reserve forces, specifically NCO’s, d’Alessandro stated.In years to come Belgium, also wants to strengthen official co-operation with the reserve officer organisation CIOR in E-learning and civil–military co-operation. Among the other priorities of the Belgian presidency is finalizing the full membership of the current CISobserver countries Estonia and Canada.

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Central Commitee meeting in Turku

Central Commitee meeting in Turku

The accommodations at the Pansio naval base on a typical winter evening. Photo: Anni Pitko.

Two of our local organizers, Kimmo Kiiveri and Sari Mastromarino.
Both served as drivers during the weekend. Kiiveri also provided a fair amount of pictures documenting this particular meeting.
Mastomarino is one of many Finnish civilians that have voluntarily joined MPK and trained for a military task.

The delegates assembled in the harbour for the raising of the flag. Photo: Martin-Éric Racine

A presentation about the Coastal Fleet's operation was given by commodore Erkki Mikkola. Photo: Martin-Éric Racine.

Delegates listening to commodore Mikkola's presentation at the naval officers' club. Photo: Martin-Éric Racine.

A familiar face from the military penthatlon at Vekaranjärvi, Olli Alho returned to help with the photographic duty. Photo: Kimmo Kiiveri.

Estonian observers Aare Jamnes and Ott Aarma on the deck of a naval ship. Photo: Olli Alho.

Delegates on the quay of the Costal Fleet's harbour in Pansio. Photo: Kimmo Kiiveri.

Delegates visiting the exhibition af the Forum Marinum naval museum. Photo: Kimmo Kiiveri.

Legal Commission chairman Annukka Jokipii telling the Central Committee about the latest changes to the Statutes and Internal Regulations. Photo: Martin-Éric Racine.

Jari Multisilta returned to report on his progresses in the e-learning platform project. Photo: Martin-Éric Racine.

Delegates gathered for a group picture before calling it a night after the gala dinner at the naval officers' club.

Winter Military Competition (Joensuu, Finland, February 24-25th 2018)

Winter Military Competition (Joensuu, Finland, February 24-25th 2018)

The national Talvijotos (winter march) of Reserviläisurheiluliitto (Reservist Sports Organization of Finland) will be held in Kontiolahti, Joensuu and Liperi (Northern Karelia) on February 24th- 25th 2018.

The march (jotos) is an open competition and sport event between patrols and it is open to everyone who is at least 18-years old.

The march is organized by the Joensuu reservist and reserve officers' associations in cooperation with other local reservist organizations and with Maanpuolustuskoulutusyhdistys (MPK) – The National Defense Training Association of Finland.

Official invitation and registration information on the Joensuu Rajajotos' Facebook page.