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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English

Source: Republic of France in FrenchLa French Republic has issued the following statement:

Colonel Antoine Fleuret, corps commander of the 1st regiment foreign engineering (1st REG), is currently being deployed within the force Barkhane as a Joint Force Engineer, at the head of the cell engineering joint military (J. ENG).

His sense of service led him to join the ranks of the army in 1995 by integrating the école spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan : “My main motivation was to serve in France. For this service, the choice of the military life seemed to me the most natural. Collective action is one where I feel I am useful and that I am particularly fond of. The greatest victories are always the collective “.

Out of school, his first assignment was the 1st REG, regiment, that he was not chosen by chance ” within the foreign legion, we find very varied profiles, from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities. This requires a style of command suited where rigor and discipline are intrinsically linked to the goodwill and solidarity. “

Diversity is a concept that the colonel found himself in his present function within the cell J. ENG. “I currently have units from seven regiments and entities of the engineering different under my orders. It is very rewarding “.

The orders of the colonel Foil, the cell J. ENG of the force Barkhane has for main mission the optimization and arbitration of employment resources and capacity engineering. “My role is to be the guarantor of good employment and the optimization of the resources of the engineering in assuring me that the fire inserted in the groups tactical desert within operations provide support to good use. For this cell participates in the mission planning in order to anticipate and optimize support engineering. “

In sum, the military engineering joint is responsible for assisting, supporting, and securing the use of Force by the layout of its spaces of engagement and the parking by :

direct support: participation in the fight contact, information field, support of mobility and counter-mobility, backup jobs-protection, support for the deployment of emergency, the fight against improvised explosive devices (including search operations)

“What is satisfying is that we have a very specific vision of what we do. When we see the results of the engineering units deployed on operations, we have the feeling to have done something useful and this provides a real sense of accomplishment, ” said then the colonel Foil.

Conduct by the French armed forces, in partnership with the countries of the G5 Sahel, operation Barkhane was launched on August 1, 2014. It is based on a strategic approach based on a logic of partnership with the main countries of the band sahelo-saharan africa (BSS) : Burkina-Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad. It includes approximately 4 500 members whose mission is to fight against the armed groups of terrorists and support the armed forces of partner countries so that they can take into account this threat.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.

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