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Jul 9 2021

NSPA General Managers bids farewell to staff in the outstations

LUXEMBOURG - This week, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)'s General Manager, Mr Peter Dohmen, bid farewell to NSPA staff based in Versailles (France) and Pápa (Hungary). Mr Dohmen took the opportunity during this last tour to thank all staff members for their continued commitment and contributions over the years.

On 6 July, he travelled to Versailles to visit the Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS) Programme Office, where he was received by CEPS Programme Manager, Mr Marc Thoresson, and the staff. The CEPS Programme is dedicated to manage the operation of the largest of NATO's pipelines and storage systems.

Mr Peter Dohmen and Mr Marc Thoresson, CEPS Programme, Versailles.

The General Manager showed his appreciation to the staff members for their contribution to the stability and success of the CEPS Programme and their efforts to meet all customer requirements which helped enhance the Agency's good reputation and relevance.

He reflected on the importance to maintain the flexibility to grow in capacity and relevance for NATO reducing future potential saturation points and supporting NATO's Fuel Supply Chain to the East and identified the multiple challenges ahead, such as cyber security and energy transition.

On 7 July, Mr Dohmen visited the NATO Airlift Management Programme (NAMP) in Pápa, Hungary. During a Town Hall with the NAMP staff, the Mr Dohmen was nominated Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) Ambassador. SAC Ambassadors are selected service members leaving the organization, who are in a position to further the organisation's reputation during their future careers.

Mr Dohmen expressed his appreciation to the staff, highlighting the success and uniqueness SAC C-17 Program, a model of 'Smart Defense' or 'Pooling & Sharing'. He met with the Boeing Pápa Field Service Manager Mr Mark Hayes and visited the flight line, the C-17 Hangar, and the aircraft one last time.

Before leaving Pápa, the General Manager had the opportunity to meet with the outgoing Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) Commander, USAF Colonel James Sparrow, and thanked him for the great leadership of the Heavy Airlift Wing and overall great cooperation.

Mr Peter Dohmen and Mr Gregory Clark, NAMP Porgramme Manager in front of SAC C-17 aircraft.

Story by NATO Support and Procurement Agency

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