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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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NATO’s Military Committee recognizes Montenegro’s progress in military and institutional reform

NATO’s Military Committee recognizes Montenegro’s progress in military and institutional reform

27 Oct. 2014 - 28 Oct. 2014

The NATO Military Committee, NATO's highest military authority, led by General Bartels, Chairman of the Military Committee, visited Montenegro on 27-28 October 2014 at the invitation of the Montenegrin Chief of General Staff, Admiral Dragan Samardžić. During the visit General Bartels met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Milo Djukanovic, the Minister of Defence, Prof Milica Pejanovic-Djurosic PhD and the Chief of General Staff, Admiral Dragan Samardžić.

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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Slovenia

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Slovenia

23 Oct. 2014

General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 23rd October 2014. The Chairman met with the President of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Janko Veber, the Chief of General Staff, Brigadier General Andrej Osterman and members of the Slovenian Parliament’s Defence Committee. Among the main subjects discussed were NATO’s current security challenges, the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan, defence spending and Slovenia’s contribution to NATO’s defence initiatives, in addition to the outcomes of the recent meeting of the Military Committee Chiefs of Defence in Vilnius.

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Military Committee is briefed on technology behind Readiness Action Plan

Military Committee is briefed on technology behind Readiness Action Plan

21 Oct. 2014

NATO’s top military body visited the NATO Communications and Information Agency facilities in The Hague, Netherlands (21 October), for updates on missile defence, advanced NATO software, and the command and control aspects of the decisions made at NATO’s Wales Summit.

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The International Military Staff

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This brochure describes the work of the International Military Staff, the role of the Director General, and how the IMS provides strategic military advice and staff support to the NATO’s Military Committee.

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

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.

NATO's Military Committee

NATO's Military Committee

This brochure describes the work of the Military Committee, the role of the Chairman, the work of the International Military Staff, and how military decisions are arrived at in NATO.

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.