Col Olivier Lion

After serving in airmobile engineer and nuclear artillery units, Colonel Olivier LION joined the French Army's CBRN service in 1997. Alternating between positions in operational units and staff, he commanded the 2e regiment de dragons, the French Army CBRN regiment, (2014-2016) and held the position of Head of the Operations Support Department of the NATO CBRN Centre of Excellence in the Czech Republic (2016-2020). Colonel Lion has been deployed in Balkans, Middle East and Africa, mostly for CBRN missions as in Kosovo, Libya or Guinea during the Ebola epidemic. Since July 2020, he’s the head of the CBRN office, French Joint Staff.

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