Change of NATO's transformation commander

  • 09 Nov. 2007 - 09 Nov. 2007
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  • Last updated: 20 Aug. 2008 15:07

US Marine Corps General James Mattis became NATO’s third Supreme Allied Commander Transformation during a ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington on 9 November. He took over command from US Air Force General Lance Smith.

During the ceremony, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, presented to General Lance Smith the NATO Meritorious Service Medal on behalf of the NATO Secretary General.