|28 Jul. 2022 ||
First Chair of the Military Committee to attend Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference
From 25 to 27 July 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee attended the 24th annual Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Australia. On the sidelines of the conference, he met with NATO Partners’ Chiefs of Defence of Australia, Japan and Mongolia, the Vice-Chief of Defence of the Republic of Korea as well as the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.
|01 Jul. 2022 ||
Building on NATO Summit, Chair of Military Committee commends Spain for strong contributions to the Alliance
From 30 June to 1 July 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, stayed in Spain, following the NATO Summit, to meet with His Majesty King Felipe VI, Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles Fernández, and the Spanish Chief of Defence, Admiral López Calderón. The Chair also visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Spain (NRDC-ESP), where he met with its Commander, Lieutenant General Fernando Garcia-Vaquero, and gave a lecture.
|17 Jun. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee travels to Finland
On 17 June 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Finland upon the invitation of the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen. Admiral Bauer met with the Finnish President, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, and Finland’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Antti Kaikkonen. He also visited the Finnish Navy Command and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
|27 May. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Croatia
From 25 to 28 May 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee paid an official visit to Croatia upon the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, Admiral Robert Hranj. During the visit, he met with the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Zoran Milanovic, the Prime Minister, Mr. Andrej Plenkovic, the Minister of Defence, PhD Mr. Mario Banozic, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, PhD Mr. Gordan Grlic Radman. He also met with high-level Croatian military officials, as well as the President and members of the Parliament Defence Committee. The Chair took the opportunity while in Croatia to visit the Croatian Defence Academy where he delivered a lecture to staff and students.
|12 Apr. 2022 ||
Chair of the Military Committee visits the Republic of Korea
From 9 to 12 April 2022 the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited the Republic of Korea to discuss the partnership between the Republic of Korea and NATO and how both parties can foster closer military cooperation.
|04 Apr. 2022 ||
The band of brothers and sisters
On Monday 4 April 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee sent out a message to Allied troops in commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic treaty Organisation. In his message Admiral Bauer praised the 3.2 million men and women in uniform for the work they do to keep Allied citizens safe. Together, they form a unique ‘band of brothers and sisters’. Separated by oceans, united by their determination. Admiral Bauer’s message was accompanied by music from the SHAPE International Band. Read the full text below.
|28 Mar. 2022 ||
The NATO and EU Military Committee meet in joint format to discuss Western Balkans
On 28th March 2022, the NATO Military Committee hosted the European Union Military Committee for a joint meeting to discuss the current security situation in the Western Balkans, the current engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the EU’s ongoing Operation Althea.
|10 Mar. 2022 ||
''Hungary’s readiness and vigilance are stronger than ever'', says Chair of the NATO Military Committee
On 8-9 March 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Hungary where he met with the Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, visited a border crossing with Ukraine and attended the Exercise Eastern Shield.
|09 Feb. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee: Lithuania is a staunch and important ally
From 6 to 9 February 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee was in Lithuania to meet with senior military and political officials. On 9 February he attended the ceremony for the 5th anniversary of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence multinational battle group deployment in Lithuania.
|17 Dec. 2021 ||
The Chair of the NATO Military Committee praises France's significant contributions to Allied Deterrence and Defence
On 17th December 2021, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee was in Paris to meet with General Thierry Burkhard, Chief of Defence of the French Armed Forces. He also visited the Centre for Planning and Conduct of Operations where he received a series of briefings on France's military activities.