Army Europe hosts German Ministry of Defense official

By U.S. Army Europe

WIESBADEN, Germany (June 23, 2015) — Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commander, welcomed Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe from the German Ministry of Defense for an office call here June 22.

Issues discussed during the visit ranged from topics of mutual interest to interoperability with NATO, and where the German Ministry of Defense can help, if required. U.S. Army Europe wishes to establish a close relationship with important influencers in the Ministry of Defense and in German Parliament.

Brauksiepe said he understands the importance of USAREUR’s contributions to NATO. And that he understands the need to remain flexible and adjust to constantly changing and emergent security-political situations.

WIESBADEN, Germany — Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, right, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, welcomes Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe, left, from the German Ministry of Defense here June 22 for an office call.

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