|17 Sep. 2022 ||
NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss operationalisation of Madrid Summit decisions
From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.
|16 Sep. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee praises Estonia for its resilience and digital innovation
From 14 to 16 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer conducted a country visit to Estonia, ahead of the annual NATO Military Conference that will be held in Tallinn. During his visit, he met with President Alar Karis, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Martin Herem. Admiral Bauer also travelled to Tapa to meet the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup.
|30 Aug. 2022 ||
NATO Military Committee visits Germany
On 29 August 2022, the NATO Military Committee visited Berlin, Germany, upon the invitation of the German Minister of Defence, Mrs Christine Lambrecht. The thirty Allied military representatives, joined by their Finnish and Swedish colleagues, attended briefings and discussions at the Ministry of Defence. These engagements provided the Military Committee an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s historic change of stance with regard to its foreign and security policies. The Military Committee also attended the Grand Tattoo (Großer Zapfenstreich) held in honour of the former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.
|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.
|19 May. 2022 ||
NATO Secretary General to Allied Defence Chiefs: ‘Reset’ our posture to reflect new reality in Europe
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Allied defence chiefs on Thursday (19 May 2022), at the start of the one-day Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session. He outlined the changed security environment due to Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war in Ukraine, describing it as “crucial and dangerous time for Euro-Atlantic security.” President Putin is failing in his strategic objectives, the Secretary General said, “Ukraine stands, NATO remains strong, and transatlantic unity is solid”.
|19 May. 2022 ||
Allied Chiefs of Defence discuss collective defence
On 19 May 2022, NATO Military Committee met in Chiefs of Defence format in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of this meeting was on collective defence.
|22 Apr. 2022 ||
NATO, Allied and partner Military Representatives attend the 2022 Invictus Games
On Tuesday (19 April 2022), the Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum, and military representatives from several Allied and partner nations attended the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands. Founded in 2014 by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, this annual multi-sport competition is open to servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries whilst serving their country.
|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.
|13 Jan. 2022 ||
NATO military chiefs discuss Euro-Atlantic defence
On 13 January 2022, the NATO Chiefs of Defence started their second day of meetings with a dialogue with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who laid out his priorities and perspectives on the security situation.
|12 Jan. 2022 ||
NATO Chiefs of Defence focus on the Alliance's military instrument of power
On 12 and 13 January, the 30 Allied Chiefs of Defence will meet virtually for the first of their scheduled meetings in this format in 2022. The first day of sessions focused on Military Strategic Thinking as well as military requirements and capabilities.