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Cablegate: Hr Vetting for Sovereign Challenge

Published: Fri 31 Oct 2008 10:39 AM
VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB
DE RUEHRL #1480 3051039
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 311039Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2510
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS BERLIN 001480
SIPDIS,
DEPT FOR WHA/CEN, DRL, AND PM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PREL PHUM PINS PINR GM
SUBJECT: HR VETTING FOR SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE
CONFERENCE-GERMANY
REF: E-MAIL FROM COL ALAN W. KREZECZOWKI HQ USSOCOM
TO EMBASSY BERLIN DAO 25 OCTOBER 2008
1. (U) This cable responds to ref e-mail request to conduct
human rights vetting, as required by the Leahy Amendment, for
German military representatives who plan to attend the
Sovereign Challenge Conference from November 17-20, 2008 at
Hurbult Field, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
2. (U) The POL/MIL Section and DAO at Embassy Berlin have
conducted a check of post files and databases and found no
derogatory information about the individuals listed below:
NAME: Juergen Mannhardt
RANK: Rear Admiral
POB: Germany
NAME: Manfred Rudolf Antes
RANK: Colonel
POB: Germany
NAME: Heinz Josef Feldmann
RANK: Colonel
POB: Germany
NAME: Hennig Hars
RANK: Brigadier General
POB: Germany
NAME: Steffen Russ
RANK: Counselor
POB: Germany
NAME: Urban Siegenthaler
RANK: Major General
POB: Germany
NAME: Hubertus Strachwitz
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel
POB: Germany
NAME: Kai Tetzlaff
RANK: Commander
POB: Germany
NAME: Volker Timmermann
RANK: First Secretary
POB: Germany
NAME: Heiko Von Roederdt
RANK: Major
POB: Germany
NAME: Carl Werner
RANK: Captain
POB: Germany
NAME: Norbert Witt
RANK: Sergeant Major
POB: Germany
4. (U) Embassy Berlin POCS are POL/MIL-External William
Moeller and Michael Christie and (49) (30) 8305-2173 and (49)
(30) 8305-2441, and DAO LtCol Anthony Sebo (49) (30)
8305-2126. Classified e-mails are MOELLERWE@STATE.SGOV.GOV,
CHRISTIEMD@STATE.SGOV.GOV, and DISEBAX@DIA.SMIL.MIL
respectively.
Timken Jr
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