After 16 months of her 18 month tour of duty in UNDOF, Brigadier General Maureen O'Brien of Ireland's Defence Forces today received her UN Service Medal in a small, Covid-19 adherent ceremony in Camp Faouar, Syria.
A UNHQ Technical Assessment Team visited UNDOF 27 APR- 04 MAY 2018. The Team, led by Lt Col Leigh Crawford, met with the Force Commander/ Head of Mission Major General Francis Vib- Sanziri to discuss the incremental return to Bravo side operations and future UNHQ support to the mission.
On the 15th March 2018, FC/ HoM UNDOF Major Geneal Francis Vib- Sanziri presided over the Medal Parade Ceremony for the UNDOF Force Reserve Comapny (FRC). The FRC is made of members from the Irish 56th Infantry Group under the command of Lt Col Dermot Hanifin.
On 08 MAR 18, UNDOF Force Medical Officer (FMO) conducted a medical emergency contingency operation for UNDOF personnel based on the Alpha side. This exercise was conducted in Camp Ziouani and incorporated members of the Force Reserve Company (Ireland), Logbatt (India) and Fiji Batt.
On the 28 November 2017, Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri Force Commander & Head of Mission UNDOF commenced his visit of all UNDOF Units located in Camp Ziouani. He received up to date briefs from Section Heads and Contigent Commanders on their activities on the Alpha side.
On the 22nd November 2017, UNDOF Force Commander & Head of Mission Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri visited Camp Faouar as part of his Bravo line tour. The FC/ HoM received a brief from the Chief of Staff Col Chok Bahadur Dhakal, OC Camp Faouar Guard Company, and OC NMC.