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Posted on February 12, 2020 at 6:46 am

Urs To Deploy to Middle East as UN Military Peacekeeper in August 2020

At the beginning of January, I completed the 5-day pre-mission briefing with the Swiss Armed Forces International Command for my next deployment as a peacekeeper. Starting in August 2020, I will serve for 12 months as a Military Observer in the oldest UN mission, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East.

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Posted on May 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Peacekeeping training is over; one month into the mission in Kosovo

Lots has happened since I first reported for my peacekeeping training in Stans/Switzerland at the beginning of January.

Time for a quick update. I will dig deeper into my experience once I have a bit more peace 🙂 and quiet.

Most importantly, this upfront: The transition to military life has been remarkably smooth. Not something I necessarily expected after almost 20 years out of the service. I have no trouble with some of the formalities and indeed find myself insisting on some of them when my younger fellow officers are more lenient.

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