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Source: European Union (EU)
25 November 2008



COUNCIL OF
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Brussels, 25 November 2008

S375/08


Javier SOLANA,
EU High Representative for the CFSP,
congratulates Alain FAUGERAS on taking office as
Head of Mission of EUBAM Rafah


Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), congratulated Colonel Alain FAUGERAS who today is taking office as the new Head of the EUBAM Rafah Mission. He succeeds General Pietro PISTOLESE. Javier SOLANA made the following comments:

" Colonel Faugeras' extensive police background acquired in the French Gendarmerie and his international experience makes him most suitable for the new position he takes up today.

Colonel Alain Faugeras can count on my full support and that of the European Union as a whole in the fulfilment of his new responsibilities.

I also would like to warmly thank General Pietro Pistolese for his dedication and the excellent work he carried out as the head of EUBAM Rafah since it was launched in November 2005.

The mission has been instrumental in allowing thousands of people to cross the border at Rafah.

Since the closure of the crossing point, the mission has maintained its operational capability and the European Union is prepared to redeploy its personnel at the border as soon as conditions permit".

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Attached:
- CV of Colonel Alain Faugeras

FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
Spokesperson of the Secretary General, High Representative for CFSP
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Alain Faugeras

DATE OF BIRTH: 2 September 1954
NATIONALITY: French

EDUCATION
1995 Brevet d'enseignement militaire supérieur de la Gendarmerie
1992 Gendarmerie Head Quarter Diploma
1979 Bachelor in Law
1973 Military Academy

Language fluency: French (mother tongue), English, Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

International Experience
25/11/2008 - Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission (BAM) at Rafah Crossing Point
2005 - Gendarmerie Adviser to the French Military Representation to the EU
1995 - 1998 - Legal adviser to the Generals commanding joint and combined exercises in Kuwait and Egypt and RECAMP activities in Africa (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal)
1997 - Legal Adviser to Deputy Commander of the ALBA Operation in Albania
1995-1996 -Legal Adviser to the Multinational Division Commander of IFOR Operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina

National experience
2000 - Teacher at the Operational Training Division of the French Joint Services, College of Defence
1998 - Commander of the Crowd and Riot Control Unit Battalion in Aubervilliers
1995 - 1998 - Gendarmerie Assistant to the Joint Operational Planning Headquarters
1991 - 1995 - Chief of operation office in the air-transport Gendarmerie Headquarters
1988 - 1991 - Commander of the local Gendarmerie unit in St Pierre - Réunion
1984 - 1988 - Commander of Motorcycle unit in Versailles
1981 - 1984 - Company Commander of the 1st French Republican Guard Battalion in Paris
1975 - 1979 - Training Officer in the army

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