SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Navy Admiral Mark Ferguson visited officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 27, 2016.
Admiral Ferguson met with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Chief of Defence, General Anto Jeleč; the United Kingdom Ambassador, Edward Ferguson; the European Union Force Commander, Major General Friedrich Schrötter; and the Commander of the NATO Headquarters (HQ) Sarajevo, U.S. Army Brigadier General Giselle Wilz.
General Wilz and NATO HQ Sarajevo provide support to Bosnia and Herzegovina officials to reform defence and security structures, and coordinating NATO programs and activities.
"As the JFC Naples Commander, I have witnessed the enduring and steadfast commitment of NATO leaders to the success of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration to the Euro-Atlantic community,” said Admiral Ferguson. "I commend the engaged leadership from NATO headquarters Sarajevo and the BiH government in building lasting defence capacity here. Their perseverance and dedication have made distinct progress in the region, and I am proud to have worked alongside them.”
NATO HQ Sarajevo began its mission in 2004 and continues to support government authorities to build capacity and achieve Bosnia and Hercegovina’s long-term objective of full European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Story by Allied Joint Force Command Naples Public Affairs Office
Photos by U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Richard Longoria