HEADQUARTERS SUPPORT GROUP CHANGE OF COMMAND
Pristina, 21 October 2016. KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni
Fungo, presided over the change of command ceremony, to mark the handover
within The Headquarters Support Group (HSG) of KFOR HQ.
The ceremony was held in Camp Film City, in Pristina between the outgoing
HSG Commander, Colonel Tony Cudmore and his designated successor
Colonel Brian Monahan.
After a year' service as the commander of the HSG and of a number of Irish
Contingents (12 th , 13 th and 14 th IRCON), Colonel Cudmore relinquished
command. During the ceremony, Brigadier General Christian Riener, DCOM
KFOR emphasized the professionalism and the commitment of Irish soldiers, as
members of HQ Staff, in endeavouring to ensure KFOR mandate.
Irish troops have been serving in KFOR since its inception in 1999. The current
Irish contingent is composed of twelve members (five Officers and seven
NCOs) in various appointments within KFOR. He thanked Colonel Cudmore
for his comradeship and professionalism, especially in view of the very diverse
and often challenging portfolio as HSG Commander.