CJTF-HOA defense liaison officer earns European Union Medal

U.S. Army Maj. Aaron Testa, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal for Planning and Support from the European Union Feb 23, 2019. Testa, who serves as the defense liaison officer to the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, received the medal from Portuguese Maj. Gen. Hermínio Maio, mission force commander of the European Union Training Mission-Central African Republic, during a ceremony in Bangui. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
U.S. Army Maj. Aaron Testa, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal for Planning and Support from the European Union Feb 23, 2019. Testa, who serves as the defense liaison officer to the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, received the medal from Portuguese Maj. Gen. Hermínio Maio, mission force commander of the European Union Training Mission-Central African Republic, during a ceremony in Bangui. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
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