Minister of Defence Sven Mikser, Maj. Gen. Randy Kee, and the US Ambassador to Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine
Minister of Defence Mr. Sven Mikser awarded the Director of Strategy, Policy Partnering and Capabilities (J5/8) of U.S. European Command Maj. Gen. Randy Kee with the First Class of the Cross of Merit of the Estonian Ministry of Defence.
The award was presented for the excellent contribution to the development of bilateral defence co-operation between the United States of America and Estonia. Maj. Gen. Kee has initiated and developed defence initiatives which have significantly strengthen the assurance and deterrence measures in the region.
Servicemen from the United Kingdom, who are serving in Estonia within the framework of the presence of NATO, received mission medals at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence. Among others, a mission medal was presented to Colonel Giles Harris, Commander of the eFP Command in Estonia, who has been serving in Estonia since the arrival of the allied units in the spring of 2017.
Friday, Ministers of Defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark inaugurated Headquarters Multinational Division North, located at the Ādaži military camp, in Latvia. The purpose of Headquarters Multinational Division North is to enhance the defens capability of the region and connect the region’s forces with the Alliance’s highest Command Structure.