Home News 22. February 2017 Handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director On 22 February 2017, the handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director was held at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn. 28. February 2013 Mr Patrick Bellouard – OCCAR-EA Director – says farewell On 28th February 2013, Mr Patrick Bellouard symbolically handed back the OCCAR flag to General Arturo Alfonso MEIRIÑO, the Board of Supervisors Chairman, at his farewell event. 22. March 2011 European Defence Agency – Chief Executive, Ms. Claude-France Arnould visited OCCAR-EA The Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, Ms. Claude-France Arnould, visited the OCCAR-EA Headquarters in Bonn on 22 March 2011.