New Commander of JFC Naples visits SHAPE
Admiral James G. Foggo III, Commander of Allied Joint Force Command, Naples, participates in an on-camera interview at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Nov. 9, 2017. (NATO photo by Edouard Bocquet)
MONS, Belgium - The new
Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Admiral James G. Foggo, visited
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe on Thursday, Nov. 9,
2017 to take part in a series of meetings.
During his visit, Admiral Foggo met with
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), General Sir James Everard, as
well as SHAPE's Chief of Staff (COS), General Markus Kneip.
"I am pleased with the progress that the team
at JFC Naples has made with establishing NATO's Strategic Direction – South Hub
and I look forward to working closely with Admiral Foggo in the future," said
NATO's southern Hub was decided at the 2016
Warsaw Summit and is designed to improve NATO's awareness and understanding of
the challenges and threats emanating from Africa and the Middle East.
"It's great to be back in Europe; it's great
to be back at SHAPE," said Admiral Foggo. "I look forward to working with the
professionals we have at JFC Naples and up here at Allied Command Operations."
Admiral Foggo assumed command of Allied Joint
Force Command Naples on Oct. 20, 2017. He is a 1981 graduate of the U.S.
Naval Academy and arrived at Naples from the Pentagon where he served as the
director of Navy Staff. He is the 31st commander of the headquarters.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office