NRDC-GR Celebrates the US National Day and Conducts the USA Joining Ceremony

2021, July 2 - 12:28pm

On July 2nd, 2021 NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) Commander Lieutenant General Anastasios SPANOS welcomed to the premises of the Headquarters the Consul General of the United States of America Mrs Elizabeth K. Lee on the occasion of the official ceremony conducted for the USA joining to the HQ and the celebration of the US National Day.

The USA Contingent has joined NRDC-GR as a NATO ally since September 30th, 2020, completing a road map that started with the 11th NRDC-GR Plenary in 2015.

NRDC-GR COM Lt General SPANOS expressed his pleasure for celebrating together the 225th anniversary of US independence, whereas he thanked the US General Consul for honoring the event with her presence.

Mrs Lee highlighted the importance of the US Independence Day and expressed her sincere gratitude to the Greek, American and allied personnel of the HQ for their determination to integrate their capabilities and enhance the performance of the HQ. Mrs Lee stressed that NRDC-GR robust presence demonstrates how the Alliance is strengthening global security by reaffirming its commitment to the promotion of peace and stability in the region.

The ceremony concluded with a reception that took place at HQ premises. During the event, all the respective COVID-19 pandemic protocols were implemented and the protective measures were followed.