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Guest Speaker: former Commander of Canada’s military training mission to Ukraine

The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council invites you to join us for our last speaker for the 2016-2017 Speakers Programme.
What: Lieutenant-Colonel Niven will speak about his experience as the commander of Joint Task Force Ukraine, during the period August 2016 – March 2017 (more details below)
When7:30 pmThursday, 8 June 2017
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #2 Brooklands & Weston, 1613 Logan Ave, Winnipeg R3E 1S7
Background: As commander of Joint Task Force Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Niven commanded approximately 200 Canadian Armed Forces personnel based at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, as part of Operation UNIFIER.
The Government of Canada approved Operation UNIFIER in 2015 in response to requests from the Government of Ukraine. Op UNIFIER is Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine. The intent is to help Ukraine remain sovereign, secure, and stable.
Personnel under Lieutenant-Colonel Niven’s command conducted training with the Ukrainian military in areas such individual weapons training; marksmanship; movement in areas of potential conflict; explosive threat recognition; communication in troop movement and command and control; survival in combat; ethics; explosive device disposal; military police training focused on Use of Force and Basic Investigative Techniques courses; medical training that provides casualty evacuation and combat first aid training modernizing logistics.
Since the start of the mission in September 2015, Joint Task Force-Ukraine has trained more than 4300 Ukrainian soldiers. There have been more than 108 course serials that covered all types of training.

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