U.S. Army Europe commander visits with Bulgarian forces

April 17, 2013

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Two U.S. Army Europe Soldiers perform a skit at the Clay Kaserne fitness center in Wiesbaden, Germany, to demonstrate the warning signs of a potential sexual assault, as part of U.S. Army Europe’s Ready and Resilient Day: SHARP, April 3. SHARP -- Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention -- is a subcomponent of the Army’s Ready and Resilient campaign. April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and will feature a number of activities across U.S. Army Europe communities to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention.

U.S. Army Europe commanding general Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. (at right, wearing beret) salutes Bulgarian soldiers during an April 17ceremony welcoming the general for his first visit to there. (Photo by Lynn Davis)

WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe’s commanding general, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., visited military and civilian leaders in Bulgaria today during his first visit there since assuming command of USAREUR in December.

“I greatly value the partnership and cooperation between Bulgarian Land Forces and United States Army Europe," he said during a welcome ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital. “I look forward to strengthening that partnership during my time as the USAREUR commander. I am very impressed with the capabilities of the Bulgarian Land Forces and their contributions to both International Security Assistance Force and NATO.”

During the visit Campbell toured training sites and met with Bulgarian military leaders and Soldiers. He will continue to Romania where he will meet with multinational officials and observe multinational training during exercise Saber Guardian.

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