Elbląg, Poland - Col. Zoltan Somogyi, the Commander of Multinational Division Centre Core Staff Element, came to the Headquarters of Multinational Division North East (MND-NE) in Elbląg on 21 March 2019. During the visit, the HQ Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) J5 Policy Branch Staff Officer, Lt.Col Raymond Geistel and Polish MoND International Security Policy Department representative Rafał Sułkowski accompanied him. The meeting took place at the MND-NE HQ at Podchorążych Street, in Elblag. The Chief of Staff of the Multinational Division North East, BGen Piotr Malinowski together with a group of MND-NE soldiers welcomed the guest.
MND-C is a division-level command newly created in Hungary. During the visit, Col. Zoltan Somogyi was familiarized with the structure and tasks conducted by the Division Headquarters. He was also given a brief run down on major accomplishments of HQ MND NE starting from the time the unit achieved Initial Capability. The visit was also an opportunity to talk about lessons learned during the build-up of MND-NE. The unit shared a lot of their past challenges and experiences, which a newly forming multinational division headquarters could use for their own benefits.
The visit was also a great opportunity for Col. Somogyi to talk with Hungarian soldiers who serve in MND-NE HQ.