Military women have been given great opportunities by the Troop Contributing Nations to occupy important positions in the EUTM Mali. This demonstrates a recognition of their role and capacity. Some of these women hold critical leadership posts. To be leaders in a military environment is not easy, but they are well-trained, educated, diligent, efficient and reliable individuals.
One of these leaders was Alexandra. During the epidemiologic situation (Covid-19) and reduction of staff, she was selected to be a Company Commander. Her company provided administrative and logistical support, mainly by relaying supplies, spare parts, mail, etc. to the German Forces, which are part of the multinational force deployed in Mali.
Alexandra also fulfilled tasks as a Personnel Officer. Although “dual-hatted”, she performed with honour and demonstrated comprehensive command ability. With great sensitivity and clarity, she guided her subordinates through the rather difficult times. Her inner calm and her experience helped her to make good decisions for the troops under her command.