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 Jan 16 2020

SACEUR attends 182nd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod D. Wolters attended the 182nd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from Jan. 14 - 15, 2020.

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.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Jan. 15, 2020) Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters, left, and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General André Lanata attend the 182nd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. During the two-day event, Chiefs of Defence from Allied NATO nations discuss a variety of topics in an effort to provide consensus-based military advice to the North Atlantic Council. (NATO Photo by MC1 Brett Dodge)
BRUSSELS. Belgium (Jan. 15, 2020) The Chairman of the Military Committee Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, left, presides over the 182nd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. During the two-day event, Chiefs of Defence from Allied NATO nations discuss a variety of topics in an effort to provide consensus-based military advice to the North Atlantic Council. (NATO Photo by MC1 Brett Dodge)
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Jan. 15, 2020) Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters, centre, meets with Ukrainian Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during a bi-lateral meeting at NATO Headquarters. General Wolters attended the 182nd NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session at NATO HQ from January 14 – 15 where he supported discussions with Allied and Partner Chiefs of Defence. (NATO Photo by MC1 Brett Dodge)

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