By Jason Tudor
GCMC Public Affairs


From left to right, Colonel Bockstette, Colonel Rambke, Major Schales
pose after the ceremony.

A handful of awards highlighted a recognition ceremony for the German Element of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Jan. 12.

Recently promoted German Air Force Lt. Col Carsten Bockstette received the silver Cross of Honor for the German Federal Armed Forces from Col. (Dr.) Karl-Heinz Rambke, acting German deputy director of the Marshall Center.

Also, German army Maj. Bernd Schales received a gold award for superior military service, the 15th consecutive time he’s received the award in 19 years.