COM KFOR MEETS WITH IRELAND ARMED FORCES OFFICIALS
PRISTINA, Kosovo. KFOR Commander, Major General Guglielmo Luigi
Miglietta, received today the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Irish
Defence Forces, Major General Kieran Brennan, at Camp "Film City" in
Both Senior Officers discussed the overall security situation in Kosovo and the
current KFOR operational activities in the region. During the meeting, held at
KFOR Headquarters, they also discussed about the contribution of the Irish
contingent to the KFOR mission of maintaining a safe and secure environment
throughout Kosovo. General Miglietta remarked that the KFOR mission
remains unchanged and any future change of force posture will be based on
careful analysis of the conditions on the ground.
During the meeting, General Miglietta emphasized the professionalism and the
commitment of Irish soldiers, as members of HQ Staff, in endeavouring to
ensure KFOR mandate. The current Irish contingent is composed of twelve
members (five Officers and seven NCOs) in various appointments within KFOR
including Colonel Tony Cudmore as the HSG Commander.
Irish troops have been serving in KFOR since its inception in 1999, indeed
Major General Brennan as part of his extensive overseas portfolio served with
the 28 Irish Infantry Group KFOR as part of a Multinational Battle Group in
Kosovo in 2004 in then "Camp Clarke".
Major General Brennan presented KFOR medals to a number of the Irish