MNISR-Bn CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
Pristina, Novembr 25th , 2016. Today the COMKFOR, Major General Giovanni
FUNGO, presided over the Multinational Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance Battalions (MNISR-Bn) transfer of authority. The transfer took
place between the outgoing commander Lt. Col. Antonio Bloise, and the
incoming commander Lt. Col. Leonardo Andreotti. The ceremony had a large
turnout that included the principal unit and a variety of other KFOR
In his speech, COMKFOR expressed his appreciation for the results achieved by
the Battalion under the command of Lt. Col. Antonio Bloise. COMKFOR
recognized their outstanding ability to perform their duties with reliability,
professionalism and great attention to detail. They've demonstrated a deep
commitment to KFOR and should consider their deployment a true success.
The Multinational ISR Battalion is an Italian led Multinational unit with an
Austrian component within its Bn HQ. During the six month tour of duty, the
Battalion provided a timely and accurate flow of information and delivered
consistent and valuable situational awareness.
Major General Fungo welcomed Lt. Col. Andreotti into the "KFOR family" and
wished him a very successful tour of duty.