NATO Military Chiefs of Defence to meet in Warsaw
NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from 28-30 September 2018, in Warsaw, Poland. The meeting will be hosted by the Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak.
The NATO Military Committee Conference enables the Chiefs of Defence to meet and discuss issues of importance to the Alliance. They will cover topics including Readiness, Responsiveness and Modernisation as well as provide recommendations for future NATO operations, exercises and activities including closer cooperation with International Organisations. They will also elect the next Director General of the International Military Staff, who will take office in 2019.
The Military Committee Conference is led by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He will be supported in each session by General Curtis M. Scaparrotti (Supreme Allied Commander Europe or SACEUR) and General André Lanata (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation or SACT).
The Military Committee meets twice a year at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, at the level of Chiefs of Defence to discuss NATO operations and missions and provide the North Atlantic Council with consensus-based military advice on how the Alliance can best meet global security challenges, and once a year they meet in an Allied member country. On a day-to-day basis, their work is carried out by the permanent Military Representatives at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Friday 28 Sep 2018
Saturday 29 Sep 2018
Opening remarks by the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal, Sir Stuart Peach
Opening remarks by Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General, Rajmund Andrzejczak.
After each event, photos, video and audio files will be made available on the NATO IMS webpage www.nato.int/ims, as well as the MC Conference event page. Each media event will also be available live on the MC Conference event page.
Only accredited media will be eligible to attend the NATO Military Committee Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Requests for accreditation will be processed electronically. A completed accreditation form, photo (if possible) and required copies of the documents should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com. Please use the following title in the subject of your e-mail: "Accreditation NATO MCC 2018". Accreditation forms must be sent by 12h00 on the 28 August 2018. Forms delivered after this date may be refused.
Passes must be worn visibly at all times, and security personnel may ask to see another form of ID at any time. We would like to inform the media that security checks will be conducted separately prior to every media event. For this reason, media are expected to arrive at least an hour before the events.
We will post the latest information and pictures from the Conference on our official Twitter account: @NATO_PASCAD. Please use the hashtags #NATOCHoDs and #NATOMC when tweeting about the Military Committee Conference.
Points of Contact for Public Affairs and Strategic Communication for the Military Committee Conference 2018:
Col. Tomasz Szulejko, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer, Polish General Staff.Tel: +48 602 431 294 / +48 22 261 871 607/ +48 22 261 870 807
Points of contact for the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee:
Mr. Damien Elvin, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor to the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and the NATO International Military Staff
Tel: + 32 476 60 53 56
Ms. Elizabeth Steenson, Public Affairs Officer, NATO International Military Staff
Tel: + 32 475 75 75 23
For more background information about the NATO Military Committee click here