PRISTINA - Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Fekets at the presence of the KFOR Commander Major General Franco Federici, in Camp Novo Selo, handed over the Command of the KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion to his peer-rank Istvan Varga.
The outgoing Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Fekets, addressed his units and highlighted that serving in the Battalion was a great opportunity to learn about ourselves and from the other contributing nations to KFOR. The incoming Commander thanked the Hungarian contingent for its excellent, collectively appreciated results achieved during the mission within KFOR 25. "The new contingent will maintain the standards, with common effort", said Lieutenant Colonel Varga in his speech. During the ceremony, as the tradition holds, the Unit's flag has been handed over to the new commander.
The KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion is stationed at Novo Selo and it is directly under COMKFOR Tactical Control. The Battalion's capabilities includes a wide range of security operations, road control, escorting military convoys, population aid and other infantry tasks. Soldiers from the Battalion are specifically trained in Crowd and Riot Control (CRC) Operations and provides CRC training to all KFOR units in particular for fire phobia. The KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion can be deployed anywhere in the theatre of operations and it can perform any task or mission for an unlimited period of time, being completely independent.
KFOR mission is the NATO's longest-running mission, which guarantees security and freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo as mandate by the UNSC Resolution 1244 of 1999.