Published On: Mon, Dec 16th, 2013

New Commander Dutch Navy Caribbean area

Hans-LodderWILLEMSTAD - Commander Hans Lodder will receive the command of the Dutch Navy in the Caribbean area (CZMCARIB). Next year he will replace brigadier general Dick Swijgman. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense. Lodder will also be director of the Coast Guard.

Next year it will be exactly four years when Swijgeman took over command in Curacao. Lodders is now  souschef Projects in the Defense Material Organization.

The Commander of the Navy is the highest military representative in the region. The CZMCARIB monitors the performance of the duties imposed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The defense tasks are to protect the territory of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The CZMCARIB is stationed at Naval Base Parera in Curaçao.

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