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

Source: Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland

02.05.2020 It is with great sadness that the Council of State has learned of the death of Mr. Christophe Keckeis, former chief of the swiss army, which occurred on may 1, 2020 at the age of 75 years. The Canton of Neuchâtel lost a man brilliant and charismatic, he will retain a lasting memory. It is with great sadness that the government of neuchâtel has learned of the death of Mr. Christophe Keckeis, corps commander and former chief of the swiss army, which occurred at the age of 75 years, on 1 may 2020. The Council of State is keen to extend its most sincere condolences to his family. Mr. Christophe Keckeis was born in Neuchâtel. He has carried out his first hours of flight time as a pilot in doing his school fees on gliding (glider) to Colombier in 1962. A graduate of the University of Lausanne in political science, Mr. Christophe Keckeis has had a long career as a successful military. He was by turns a military pilot, commander of the regiments of the air Forces and chief of the general staff, chief of the army, from 2004 to 2007, with the rank of corps commander and director of the project Army XXI reform of the army). From 2008 to 2015, he has chaired the Geneva Centre for the democratic control of armed forces, one of his many commitments, be they civilian or military. The Council of State will be remembered as a passionate man, a brilliant and charismatic, who is committed to his country and his army. The Canton of Neuchâtel loses with the death of Mr. Christophe Keckeis a major figure in which it will keep a lasting memory.

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