On September 8th, 2018, the US Senator Ron JOHNSON, Chairman of the subcommittee on Europe and Regional security Cooperation, accompanied by the USA Defense Attaché Captain (USN) Timothy KETTER, paid an official visit to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece.
The Senator was welcomed by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Chief, Admiral Evangelos APOSTOLAKIS and the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS.
After an official welcome ceremony, a briefing was delivered to the distinguished visitor regarding the structure, role and mission of NRDC-GR as well as the upcoming challenges during the stand by period as a Joint HQ, participating in the NATO Long Term Rotation Plan (LTRP).
Senator Ron JOHNSON, addressing to the staff, expressed his pleasure for the visit in Greece, referring to it as the birth place of democracy. “NATO is of great importance and military staff provides security for the prosperity of our people. USA appreciates the contribution of its allies and the loses that have been suffering” he added.
Both the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Chief, Admiral Evangelos APOSTOLAKIS and Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS expressed their pleasure and honor for the Senator’s visit.
After the memorabilia exchange, the US Senator signed the HQ’s Guest book which was followed by a commemorative family photo in front of NRDC-GR HQ.