|17 May. 2017||
The Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered in Brussels on 17th May 2017 for their second meeting of the year, ahead of the Heads of State and Government meeting on 25th May 2017. Discussions on the threats and challenges facing the Alliance emanating from the South, the implementation of Projecting Stability and enhancing NATO’s role in fighting terrorism framed the morning sessions. The RESOLUTE SUPPORT Mission beyond 2018, recommendations on capability development and resource requirements and the NATO Command Structure review were the focus of the afternoon.
|17 Mar. 2017||
General Petr Pavel met with the Spanish Defence Minister, Mrs. María Dolores de Cospedal, the Chief of Defence, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez and other high level military officials during his visit to Madrid, Spain on 15-16 March 2017. The Chairman thanked them for Spain’s continued and active commitment to NATO. The Chairman stressed how much NATO valued Spain’s presence in NATO Operations, Missions and Activities and appreciated the professionalism and expertise of its soldiers.
|8 Mar. 2017||
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Cairo, Egypt on 6-7 March 17. During his visit he met with the Chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Mahmoud Hegazy.
|3 Mar. 2017||
NATO Military Committee in Georgia to take stock of the implementation of Substantial NATO-Georgia Package
For the second time since 2014, the NATO Military Committee visited Georgia. During the two-day trip (2 & 3 March), NATO’s Military Representatives met with the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) team to receive a progress report, visited the Joint NATO-Georgia Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) and observed a pre-deployment training demonstration of Georgian troops. The Military Committee and its Chairman, General Petr Pavel, also visited the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL).
|25 Jan. 2017||
Lieutenant General Steven Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attended the Opening Ceremony for the Slovakian NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) on 24 Jan 17 in Bratislava, Slovakia. General Shepro provided an opening statement alongside the Slovak Minister of Defence, Peter Gajdoš, Ambassador Tacan Ildem, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Commander of NATO’s Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Salvatore Farina.
|18 Jan. 2017||
On 17 and 18 January 2017, the NATO Chiefs of Defence gathered for the 176th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The meetings included discussions on improving NATO’s Command Structure, continuing defence & deterrence measures, projecting stability through Counter Terrorism projects and the continued support of the Resolute Support Mission. NATO Chiefs of Defence also met with Partner Nations to share views on regional security and enhanced cooperation. The MCCS concluded with a session dedicated to Russia and its relationship towards NATO.
|15 Dec. 2016||
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee thanks Germany for its leading role in international security and stability
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel visited Germany on 8-9 December 2016, where he met with Chief of Defence, General Volker Wieker, the Ministry of Defence Director-General for Strategy and Operation, Lieutenant General Dieter Warnecke and other high level political and military officials.
|30 Nov. 2016||
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DG IMS) and Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DG EUMS) co-chaired the EUMS-NATO IMS Director Generals’ Conference on 29 November 16 at the EUMS Headquarters. The conference’s focus was to build on existing informal dialogue and cooperation, as well as discuss the IMS and EUMS’s role in the implementation of the NATO-EU Joint Declaration signed on the margins of the Warsaw Summit this July 16.
|23 Nov. 2016||
The Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS)* held its 46th plenary meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 21 to 23 November 2016 to discuss enhanced medical capabilities and interoperability. The plenary included the presentation of the Dominique-Jean Larrey Award to retired Belgian Surgeon General Maj Gen Roger van Hoof. The meeting was chaired by COMEDS Chairman MG Jean-Robert Bernier from Canada.
|21 Nov. 2016||
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel visited Iceland on 21 November 2016, where he met with Permanent Secretary of State, Mr. Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Director of Defence Mr. Arnór Sigurjónsson and other high level political and defence officials. While in Iceland, General Pavel also took the opportunity to deliver a speech at the Icelandic North Atlantic Treaty Association.