Apart from LTG Cloutier, the ceremony held in Münster saw CWO Kevin Mathers (CSEL LANDCOM), MG Ulrich Hellebjerg (DCOM Multinational Corps Northeast) and CWO Michael Hamilton (CSEL Multinational Corps Northeast).
"An exemplary model of military professionalism and dedication, SSGT Siedlecki
demonstrates the ongoing commitment to excellence in the Multinational Corps Northeast Command," CWO Hamilton stated.
As part of Multinational Corps Northeast, Multinational Division North East with its headquarters in Elbląg, Poland, coordinates activities of the Lithuanian Iron Wolf and Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade as well as their subordinate enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Groups. In this way, the Division Headquarters strengthens the integration between NATO's eFP battalions with their respective Host Nation Defence Forces so they can act together in a variety of settings including combat. Operating at a high level of readiness, the Corps' divisional command is prepared to carry out collective defence operations in accordance with Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.