JOINT REGIONAL DETACHMENT - WEST
Joint Regional Detachment–West (JRD-W) supports COMKFOR’s situational awareness and communication campaign in JRD-W AOR by gathering information and liaising with local authorities, IOs and NGOs. JRD-W is a multinational unit with contingents coming from five different contributing nations: Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and USA. The unit is commanded by a Turkish Officer and is based in Prizren.
JRD-W’s AOR includes 19 Municipalities where the unit contributes to the maintenance of a Safe and Secure Environment and Freedom of Movement, monitoring and early identification of security, socio-economic and political situations.
The JRDs operates with non-kinetic assets called Liaison and Monitoring Teams (LMTs). All this kind of activity contributes significantly to improve the relationships among all the communities of the area but also to foster the citizens’ credibility towards KFOR.
JRDW Commander is Colonel Bahadir Ozgur CENGIZ