Ambassador Kārlis Eihenbaums meets first Commander of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia

12.04.2019. 00:04

On 10 April Ambassador Kārlis Eihenbaums and Defence Attaché Colonel Agris Ozoliņš met with Colonel Wade Rutland, OMM, MSM, CD, Chief of Staff, 3rd Canadian Division/Joint Task Force West, at the Embassy of Latvia in Ottawa. Colonel Rutland was the first Commander of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia in 2017.

In 2018 Government of Latvia awarded Colonel Rutland with the Order of Viesturs (Vestardus Rex) for his outstanding military achievements and service. The motto of the order is:  Be Strong and Fight.