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Deputy Op Commander EU NAVFOR Med SOPHIA visits SatCen

On 28 February 2020, Rear Admiral Jean-Michel MARTINET, Deputy Op Commander EU NAVFOR Med SOPHIA, together with Captain (N) Juha TORKKELI, visited SatCen and was given an overview of the Centre’s activities.

After a general introduction by SatCen Deputy Director Giuseppe D’Amico, more in-depth presentations were given on the Centre’s operational activities. Discussions focussed on SatCen support to EU NAVFOR Med SOPHIA. A presentation was also given by the visitors.

They were led to the Operations Division where he talked directly with the image analysts, and the visit concluded with a round table discussion with the SatCen Management.

Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet has a large experience in operational staff. In 2012 he was appointed to French Maritime Forces Command (FRMARFOR) as chief of staff of the Combined Amphibious Task Force (CATF). From April to July 2013 he was the CTF150 Commander during the French command mandate of this multinational force, fighting against terrorism in Indian Ocean. Then in 2015 he became chief of staff of the French Maritime Command Component (MCC). From January 2016, commodore, he was deputy of the Admiral commanding Naval action Force for the command of ships based in Toulon.

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