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Austria joins the State Partnership Program
July 20, 2022

Signing of the State Partnership Program
(From left to right) U.S. Major General Gregory Knight, U.S. General Daniel R. Hokanson, Austrian Minister for Defense Klaudia Tanner, U.S. Ambassador Victoria Kennedy, and Austrian Lieutenant General Erich Csitkovits (Photo: Österreichisches Bundesheer)

On July 19, 2022, the Republic of Austria became the newest partner in the National Guard State Partnership Program of the Department of Defense. This marks a big step forward in the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Austria and makes an important contribution to global peace and security. Austria’s partnership with the National Guard will be provided by the Vermont National Guard. U.S. Army General Daniel Hokanson and Major General Gregory Knight joined Austria’s defense minister Klaudia Tanner and Lieutenant General Erich Csitkovits for the signing ceremony in Austria.

Klaudia Tanner signing the State Partnership Program
Signing of the State Partnership Program (Photo: Österreichisches Bundesheer)