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Command Senior Enlisted Leader accompanies CHOD on his trip to Jordan and Irak

Jordan and Iraq
November 13, 2023
  • He had the opportunity to meet with Spanish personnel deployed in Iraq.

Jesús Rabadán Carrascosa, the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, accompanied the Chief of Defence on his visit to Amman (Jordan) and the Spanish contingent deployed in the "NATO Mission Iraq (NMI)" and in the Coalition against Daesh (Operation Inherent Resolve-OIR).

The first destination was Amman, where the CSEL, along with the rest of the Spanish delegation, visited the HQ of the Jordanian Armed Forces and had the chance to meet with his Jordanian counterpart, Sergeant Major of Jordan Armed Forces Salem Bani Mostafa. He then attended a demonstration at the King Abdullah II Training and Development Centre/Royal Special Forces Group, followed by a lecture given by the CHOD at the Royal Jordanian National Defence College.

The delegation then proceeded to Iraq. In Baghdad, it was greeted by the senior non-commissioned officer of NATO Mission Iraq (NMI), Army Senior Enlisted Leader Pedro Ángel Sierra Salas. He was also able to visit the different installations of the "Union III" Base and Operation "Inherent Resolve" where he was able to see on the spot the progress of these NATO operations and the activities being carried out by the Spanish force deployed there.

Accompanied by the CSEL of the mission, the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to the ESP CHOD, met with a representation of non-commissioned officers and troop and sailor personnel. During the meeting, he heard about their professional and personal concerns.

The CSEL highlighted the dedication, selflessness and extraordinary professionalism of the personnel deployed on the mission, and their daily dedication to the fulfilment of their tasks, which can only be carried out with a great professional vocation and personal involvement.