Vermont – Macedonia National Guard Partnership
|Country President||Gjorge Ivanov|
|Prime Minister||Nikola Gruevski|
|Minister of Defense||Talat Dzaferi|
|Ambassador to U.S.||Zoran Jolevski|
|Ambassador to Macedonia||Paul D. Wohlers|
|Adjutant General||Major General Steven A. Cray|
The Vermont-Macedonia National Guard Partnership is one of 22 European partnerships that make-up the U.S. European Command State Partnership Program and one of 65 worldwide partnerships that make-up the National Guard State Partnership Program. The partnership between the Vermont National Guard (VTNG) and the Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM) has flourished since its establishment in 1993. In 2012, the VTNG was awarded the Macedonian Military Order of Merit by President Gjorge Ivanov, in appreciation of VTNG’s commitment to the ARM. Vermont continues to support Macedonia’s armed forces as their professionalism and capability increase.
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- 79 Macedonian soldiers co-deployed with the 86th IBCT (MTN) in OEF X.
- The President of Macedonia visited Vermont in September 2009.
- In 2012, President of Macedonia awarded Vermont National Guard with highest military decoration, the Military Order of Merit.
- 15 Military-to-Military (M2M) events scheduled for completion in 2013, to include the 2013 NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Division (COPD) Logistical Exercise 2013, which will be held in Macedonia.
- Contention with Greece over constitutional name continues to challenge acceptance into EU/NATO.
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The focus of the partnership is accession into NATO and the EU.
Military to Military (M2M):
- Continued commitment to reaching Security Cooperation Goals
- Continued support for Non Lethal Weapon capability and PKO deployments
- Support ARM Transformations for 2015 (Med Inf Btl Grp)
- Trilateral engagements (Vermont, Macedonia, Senegal)
2013 events include Operational Logistics, National Defense Organization and Cyber Security.
- Boehm, William B; Nestell, Derek; Stearns, Steven (2014). The National Guard State Partnership Program: Forging and Maintaining Effective Security Cooperation Partnerships for the 21st Century (PDF). Arlington, Va: National Guard Bureau, Office of Public Affairs, Historical Services Branch. p. 12.
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- Office of the Historian. "A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Macedonia". Department of State, United States of America. Retrieved 22 September 2017. Outline of contemporary diplomatic relations with Macedonia.
- Baily, Jess L (30 August 2017). "Republic of Macedonia Towards Fully-fledged NATO Membership". U.S. Embassy in Macedonia.