French Chief of Defence visits SHAPE

22 Jul 2011

SACEUR, Adm James Stavrdis and French ChoD Admiral Edouard Guillaud, pictured as they walk through SHAPE front entrance. Photo by Sebastian Kelm, German Army

Admiral James Stavridis, SACEUR, today welcomed Admiral Edouard Guillaud, FRA N, Chief of the French Defence Staff (FRA CHOD) to SHAPE. After the welcome ceremony, Adm Guillaud attended an office call with the SACEUR.

A medal ceremony in honour of SACEUR and Adm Guillaud followed the office call. Finally, Adm Guillaud attended a roundtable discussion chaired by Adm Stavridis. The session included briefs on ISAF and Libya by Major General Michel Stollsteiner, FRA A, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Plans and Policy and Brigadier General Marcus Van Uhm, NLD A, Director Strategic Operations Center (SOC).

After his official briefings, Adm Guillaud was escorted to the SACEUR's residence for informal discussions.

SACEUR, Adm James Stavrdis and French ChoD Admiral Edouard Guillaud, pictured as they walk through SHAPE front entrance. Photo by Sebastian Kelm, German Army

SACEUR, James Stavridis, is made "Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur" by Edouard Guillaud, French ChoD, during a Medal Ceremony. It was part of the official French ChoD visit to SHAPE.
Photo by SGC Edouard Bocquet, French Air Force
Adm Edouard Guillaud, French ChoD, attends an Office Call with SACEUR, Adm James Stavridis, on Friday, 22 July 2011. Also present: General Sir Richard Shirreff, DSACEUR, and Major General Gilles Rouby, FRA A, National Military Representative of France to SHAPE.  Photo by SGC Edouard Bocquet, French Air Force
SACEUR, James Stavridis, and his Delegation and French ChoD, Edouard Guillaud, and French Delegation, during a meeting at SHAPE.
Photo by SGC Edouard Bocquet, French Air Force