IFESO organization

After more than thirty years in the French Armed Forces, Jean-Hervé Michelot and Eric Guillemin created the French Institute of Strategic and Operational Education (IFESO) in 2013.

Jean-Hervé Michelot

Jean-Hervé Michelot entered the Army in 1981 and made the first part of his career in the infantry and the light aviation of the army.

After the Joint Warfare College in 2000, he became an expert in planning and executing joint operations, and served more than ten years in the French Joint HQ (EMIA) in Creil, ALINDIEN, and NATO Joint Command in Naples.

It totals more than 100 parachute jumps, over 2000 helicopter flight hours and has participated in 12 overseas operations in Africa, the Persian Gulf, the Balkans, Indonesia, Haiti and Afghanistan.

Éric Guillemin

A graduate of the École de l’Air in 1986, he qualified pilot of Jaguar, then Mirage 2000.

After the Joint Defense College in 1997, he became an expert in planning and conducting joint operations, serving more than ten years at EMIA Creil and PJHQ in London. He commands the Bordeaux-Mérignac Air Base from 2009 to 2011.

He has over 3,000 flight hours, 38 war missions, and has participated in six overseas operations in Africa, the Persian Gulf, Turkey and the Balkans.

bertrand renon

Entered at IFESO in 2014, Bertrand Renon made his career in the Air Force as a commando fighter. He commanded the BA 123 Air Parachute Commando of Orleans and the operations headquarters of the Special Operations Command Staff. He is an expert in operational and strategic planning, as well as operating an operational staff in crisis management.

Major posts occupied:

Chief of Staff National Territory / CDAOA – BA 117 Paris Balard
EMIAFE – Creil – BA 110 – Deputy Chief Operations Officer
CEM Operation SERVAL
INHES-J (promo 19)

Éric mariel

Came to IFESO in 2014, Éric Mariel is a former officer of the army (foreign legion).

He has participated in many operations (CAR, CHAD, UNPROFOR, SFOR, KFOR, Ivory Coast, Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, Mali, Sahel) at the tactical and operational levels.

Expert in planning and conducting joint operations.

Patrick Blanc

Joined IFESO in 2017, Patrick Blanc is a former officer of the army (mountain troop).

He has participated in many operations (Kurdistan, Somalia, Bosnia (2 TB), Haiti, Chad, Lebanon).

Expert in planning, he worked for UN DPKO (New York), NATO SHAPE J5 (Mons) EUFOR Congo.

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