The sessions were presided over by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the Military Committee with the support of Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General André Lanata and General Wolters.
“Our collective cooperation throughout these sessions is what allows us to best support the North Atlantic Council,” said General Wolters. “MCCS is an opportunity for the Chiefs of Defence, along with the Military Council, to focus solely on NATO’s military strategy and pave the way forward for 2020 and beyond.”
The two-day event is broken into multiple sessions focused on a variety of topics important to the Alliance. The first day was devoted to the concept of the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic and the NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept.
During day two, the Chiefs discussed NATO’s Southern Flank and enhancing cooperation with partners and institutions within the region including the African Union, European Union and United Nations. The following sessions focused on SACEUR’s Area of Responsibility including the recently enabled Joint Force Command Norfolk and Joint Support Enabling Command based in Germany. The Chiefs also met with Partner Georgia for an update on the country’s current security situation, recent developments and future cooperation with the Alliance.
The Military Committee meets three times annually, twice in Brussels and once in an Allied member country. They aim to continue a progressive discussion on NATO missions and operations in an effort to provide consensus-based military advice to the North Atlantic Council.