EUTM Somalia

Mission description

Brigadier General Massimo MingiardiBrigadier General Massimo Mingiardi

On 10 April 2010, the European Union launched a military training mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) in order to contribute to strengthening the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the institutions of Somalia.

This support is part of the EU's comprehensive engagement in Somalia, which aims to support stabilising the country and to respond to the needs of the Somali people.

Since 2010, EUTM Somalia has contributed to the training of approximately 3,600 Somali soldiers with a focus on the training of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), Junior Officers, specialists and trainers. Training was provided in Uganda due to the political and security situation in Somalia, in close collaboration with the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). The training of the Somali National Armed Forces is focused on commander up to battalion and company level, in addition to specialist training in the areas of military police, civilian-military cooperation, intelligence, company commander and combat engineering. Modules on international humanitarian law and human rights, and the protection of civilians are also delivered.

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Recent press releases and speeches

  • 23/03/2014
    146 63679 1 The Minister of Defence Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud sign the ministerial guidance on defence policy year 2014 – 2016 The Minister of Defence Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud sign the ministerial guidance on defence policy year 2014 – 2016

    0n the 23 of March, the Minister of Defence Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud, during a meeting in Villa Somalia with General Massimo Mingiardi, Mission Commander EUTM SOMALIA, and Colonel Massimiliano Perrotta, EUTM SOMALIA Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Defence, and Sheikh Musse Abdulle Mohamud, Permanent Secretary for Defence, has signed the Ministerial Guidance on Defence Policy Year 2014 – 2016.

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    03/23/2014 00:00:00 03/23/2014 00:00:00 03/23/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014032300 090126248b910229 N 090126248b931afb /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140323_en.htm 4729 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140323_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140323_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140323_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    The Minister of Defence Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud sign the ministerial guidance on defence policy year 2014 – 2016
  • 26/02/2014
    265 63679 1 General Mingiardi and Rear Admiral Tarrant sign planning directive to the collective staff for joint contingency planning General Mingiardi and Rear Admiral Tarrant sign planning directive to the collective staff for joint contingency planning

    0n 26 February, in Nairobi, General Massimo MINGIARDI, Mission Commander EUTM SOMALIA, and Rear Admiral Bob TARRANT, Operation Commander European Union Naval Force Somalia, signed a Joint Planning Directive to the collective staff for Joint Contingency Planning.

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    02/26/2014 00:00:00 02/26/2014 00:00:00 02/26/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014022600 European External Action Service 090126248b654e81 N 090126248b66c168 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140226_en.htm 4531 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140226_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140226_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140226_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    General Mingiardi and Rear Admiral Tarrant sign planning directive to the collective staff for joint contingency planning
  • 23/02/2014
    280 63679 1 Eutm Somalia starts its training activities In Mogadishu Eutm Somalia starts its training activities In Mogadishu

    0n 23 February, the official ceremony for the inauguration of the first “Train the Trainers” course, planned and organized by EUTM Somalia took place at Jazeera Training Camp (JTC) in Mogadishu.

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    02/23/2014 09:00:00 02/23/2014 09:00:00 02/23/2014 09:00:00 nulldate 2014022309 090126248b5f0a68 N 090126248b613011 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140223_2_en.htm 5158 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140223_2_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140223_2_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eutm-somalia/news/20140223_2_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Eutm Somalia starts its training activities In Mogadishu

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