Dec 11, 2018
NATO CIS GROUP (NCISG) COMMAND SENIOR
ENLISTED LEADER (CSEL)
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (CSM) THEOBALT HOSTS
HIS 9TH CSEL
CONFERENCE AT SHAPE.
On the 11th and 12thDecember the NCISG Commander, Major General Renner hosted the 13thCommander’s Conference at SHAPE.
In parallel CSM Theobalt hosted the 9thCSEL Conference where Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from the three NATO
Signal Battalions, their sub-units: the Maintenance and Support Companies, and
Deployable Communication Modules, talked about new challenges on the horizon.
The NCO is widely acknowledged the
backbone of military forces and CSM Theobalt gave the attendees the floor so
they could talk about their concerns, express their views and make suggestions for
taking on future responsibilities within the NCISG.
CSM Theobalt invited DSACEUR to his conference to provide his view and his
guidance for the future challenges to the audience. General Sir James Everard accepted
the invitation and took the opportunity to talk about the NATO Command
Structure Adaptation, as well as current and possible future missions.
It was agreed at the CSEL Conference
that taking care of people is one of its main goals. Other goals include keeping people in the
group – the service member as well as the NATO International Civilians – as
they are the keys to success for the NCISG.
The importance of providing the soldier the opportunity to train, to learn and
to develop new skills was also agreed. This is part of the NCO and Junior
Officer professional development programme, and a new directive will be
released shortly to support this.
Soon there will be a NCISG Family
Support Group. This will be set up to give our personnel a good feeling when
they serve in the NATO CIS Group; they and their family must know and must feel
that they are not alone if something happens.
Each participant is eager to tackle the challenges facing them and they are
looking forward to the 10th CSEL Conference in order to provide the updates