Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania Juozas Olekas invited the Lithuanian Alumni of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies for a meeting and discussions at the Ministry on January 28, 2014. Two discussions were held on diplomatic and military topics. Guest speaker Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas invited everyone to discuss “The Challenges and Opportunities of the Lithuanian Chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council” (2014-2015). Additionally Captain Aurimas Navys of the Lithuanian Armed Forces gave a substantive presentation and led a productive discussion on “10 Years in NATO,” highlighting Lithuanian participation in international missions, military capabilities and emphasizing the challenges posed by information warfare.
The alumni had a great time sharing memories of their studies at the GCMC and are looking forward to upcoming alumni meetings.
Among the alumni attending the meeting were Vice Minister of Defense Antanas Valys, Advisor to the Minister of Defense Gintare Janulaityte, several diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Members of Parliament and officers from the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Minister Juozas Olekas serves as the Chair of the GCMC Lithuanian Alumni. His goal is to maintain strong ties among the GCMC alumni community while at the same time keeping the Marshall Center motto (Democratia per fidem et concordiam - Democracy through trust and friendship) alive. 236 Lithuanians have graduated from GCMC since 1994. See photo gallery
Text: Gintare Janulaityte, Advisor to the Minister of Defence, GCMC Alumni (PASS CB 13-11).