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Supreme headquarters
Allied Powers Europe


Mons | Belgium

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The Supreme Allied
Commander Europe


One of the two strategic commanders for NATO and the commanding officer of Allied Command Operations (ACO). The current SACEUR is General Cavoli. The SACEUR is responsible to NATO's Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO. SACEUR, a United States Flag or General officer, leads all NATO military operations and is dual-hatted as Commander US European Command. His command is exercised from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Mons, Belgium.

STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

Steadfast Defender 2024 will demonstrate our ability to deploy forces rapidly from North America and other parts of the Alliance to reinforce the defence of Europe. It will show that we can conduct and sustain complex multi-domain operations over several months, across thousands of kilometres, from the High North to Central and Eastern Europe, and in any conditions. It will be a clear demonstration of our transatlantic unity and strength and our determination to continue to do all that is necessary to protect each other, our values and the rules-based international order.


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Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Vigilia Pretium Libertatis


one vision:

Allied Command Operations (ACO) will be a top-quality command responsible for the planning and execution of combined, joint, effects-based operations.

One mission:

To prepare for, plan and conduct military operations in order to meet Alliance political objectives.

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SHAPE
Rue Grande
7010 Mons
Belgium

Media Operations

Public Affairs Office
Attn: Media Section
7010 Mons
Belgium