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Military Committee & International Military Staff (IMS)

International Military Staff (IMS)

International Military Staff (IMS)

The International Military Staff (IMS) is the executive body of the Military Committee (MC), NATO’s senior military authority.

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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee delivers keynote address at MARCOMET

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee delivers keynote address at MARCOMET

01 Jul. 2015 - 02 Jul. 2015

General Petr Pavel, the recently appointed Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, participated at the NATO Maritime Commanders’ Meeting (MARCOMET) (1 – 2 July 2015) held in London, United Kingdom. The conference brought together maritime leadership of Allied and Partner Navies and Marine Forces as well as civilian experts to discuss topics such as NATO’s maritime posture, collective maritime responses to the multitude of threats and cooperation between NATO and partners.

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General Bartels bids farewell to NATO as General Pavel starts his tenure as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

General Bartels bids farewell to NATO as General Pavel starts his tenure as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

26 Jun. 2015

General Knud Bartels bid farewell to NATO’s Military Committee on Friday (26 June 2015), leaving his position as Chairman after a term of three and a half years. General Bartels is succeeded as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee by General Petr Pavel, previously the Chief of Defence of the Czech Republic.

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Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Sweden to discuss ways to enhance cooperation

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Sweden to discuss ways to enhance cooperation

09 Jun. 2015 - 10 Jun. 2015

Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) visited Sweden from 9-10 June 2015. Visiting both Ronneby Air base and Stockholm, the Director General commended Sweden for being a pro-active and effective contributor to international security, for its continued contributions to multilateral and NATO missions and expressed how valuable a partner Sweden was to NATO.

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NATO's military Public Affairs policy

The Military Committee has agreed a new progressive Public Affairs policy, designed to assist military Public Affairs staff support Commanders in their efforts to explain NATO’s military aims and objectives. This policy draws on experiences and lessons learned from all of NATO's operations and missions.

New IMS Staff Member Welcome Booklet

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This Welcome Booklet is designed to answer some of the questions that may arise when you first arrive here, particularly if it is your first posting to Belgium.

NATO Medals currently in use

In July 1992 for the first time in history of the North Atlantic Alliance, NATO Forces were engaged in operations...

Report by the Chairman

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The Military Committee - Report on the engagement of the Military Committee and the International Military Staff in NATO's operations, capabilities and cooperation, and on future challenges and trends.

PDF Library

Cooperative Security as NATO’s Core Task

The new Strategic Concept gives a new flavour to the role of the Alliance, introducing Cooperative Security (CS) as a new core task in addition to the existing collective defence and crisis management.

Military matters: The beginnings of NATO’s military structure: birth of the Alliance to the fall of the Berlin Wall

More than five decades since its founding, it is hard to imagine that NATO did not always have the complex military and political structures that have long been key features of its decision-making process.