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20th Year in Business-Breakfast Forum Featuring Commander Carl JohnsonForum Invitation


21 September 2009

In August and September of 2009, Evolutions in Business celebrated 20 years in business with a breakfast forum featuring Commander Carl Amos Johnson, CDR USN- United States Delegation to the NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium.  Commander Johnson presented a brief history of NATO, the state of NATO and its members. He also made reference to the likely future member countries to NATO. Inherent in his discussions were the implications of NATO's Article 5* agreement.  

EIB 20 Year Forum Attendees
Richard Schulman: Columbia Technology Corporation, Worcester, MA
Geraldine St. Jean: Columbia Technology Corporation, Worcester, MA
Commander Carl Johnson, NATO
Christine Flahive: Olympus NDT, Waltham, MA
Much of the national and indeed international client base of Evolutions in Business deals daily with issues relating to U.S. National Security, and the security of its allies, particularly members of NATO.  NATO members are often accorded greater benefit in ITAR and EAR (dual use/national security controlled) commodities, which is why the information presented by Commander Johnson remains critical to the application of ITAR and EAR regulations.

In the past 5 years Evolutions in Business has seen a steady increase in ITAR controlled business.  Ensuring that NATO forces have access to comparable military and high technology security products makes NATO forces better prepared to support security efforts around the globe.

Since its first military intervention in 1995, NATO has been engaged in an increasingly diverse array of operations. Today, roughly 70,000 military personnel are engaged in NATO missions around the world, successfully managing complex ground, air and naval operations in all types of environment. These forces are currently operating in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, the Mediterranean, off the Horn of Africa and in Somalia.
Commander Carl Johnson

Nicolette Reed, Vice President, Evolutions in Business

Commander Carl Johnson, NATO

Afghanistan is supported in part by the contributions of NATO forces as a result of Article 5

*Article 5
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against all of them. Consequently, they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic