Lieutenant Commander Zeljko Pekovic has become the second naval officer from Montenegro to serve at the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters in Northwood, UK.
Lieutenant Commander Pekovic will be stationed in the Headquarters until June 2015. Montenegro started providing a military officer to the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters in June 2013.
Montenegro has been deploying naval officers to Italian and Greek warships participating in the EU Naval Force since August 2010.
EU Naval Force warships conduct counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Since the EU Naval Force commenced operations in December 2008 there has been a significant reduction in pirate attacks.
Press Release, June 20, 2014; Image: EU NAVFOR