1st ISAF EOD Operators Lessons Learned Seminar

      The 1st “ISAF EOD Operators LL Seminar” took place on 5 - 6 December 2012 in Bratislava, Slovakia, under the auspices of the NATO EOD COE. Main focus was to share information on ISAF EOD/IEDD operations through briefings and discussions based on respective Lessons Learned at the tactical level.

     The EOD COE delegation headed by Deputy Director, LTC Richard Vidal (FRA-A), conducted this event organized by the LLA Section (CPT Janovics, 1LT Dobranský and LTC Ret Fuček). In harmony with seminar objectives, the event classification was NATO Secret and it was open to the ISAF contributing nations. Participants from 7 NATO nations (USA, GBR, DEU, ITA, POL, CZE and SVK) and representatives from the C-IED COE and the JIEDDO took part in this event, mostly with IEDD and qualified EOD personnel.

         It was much appreciated that the meeting went deeper beyond general discussions. It is believed that the next seminar might be extended in order to include EOD staff officers as well.