NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated on the second day of the conference, providing his insight on the important role the military plays in the Alliance.
"We must continue the hard work to adapt NATO to the changing security environment. Your role as the NATO military commanders is crucial to ensure our Alliance can face any threat in any strategic direction at any time and I thank you for all that you do for our Alliance", he said.
After serving as the 18th SACEUR, General Scaparrotti will turnover command in May. U.S. Air Force General Tod D. Wolters, who currently serves as commander, Allied Air Command, has been nominated to serve as the 19th SACEUR.