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NATO Military Committee visits SHAPE

The NATO Military Committee visit Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe on Thursday,  Jun. 22,  2017 - NATO Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stefan Hass - DEU A

MONS, Belgium - Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), General Petr Pavel and the NATO Military Committee visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017.

The delegation took part in a variety of round table discussions, hosted by SHAPE's military leadership, which included Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander (DSACEUR), General Sir James Everard as well as Chief of Staff (COS), General Werner Freers.

During the comprehensive briefing on exercises, General Pavel highlighted the importance of exercises in building interoperability, speed and resilience amongst NATO forces and with Partners.

Other topics of discussion included Contingency Planning and Force Readiness.

The visit to SHAPE by NATO's Military Committee marks a first for NATO's newest member, Montenegro. The 29th Ally was represented at the table by Captain Dragoslav Pumpalovic, Montenegro's Deputy Military Representative.

Upon departure, General Pavel thanked General Scaparrotti for taking the time to host the Military Committee. "It was an excellent opportunity for the 29 Military Representatives to meet the staff at SHAPE and acknowledge the work that they do in support of the NATO Military Committee and NATO in general," said Pavel.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs and International Military Staff

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