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Military Committee

Military Committee (MC)

Military Committee (MC)

The Military Committee (MC) is the senior military authority in NATO and the oldest permanent body in NATO after the North Atlantic Council, both having been formed only months after the Alliance came into being. It is the primary source of military advice to the North Atlantic Council and the Nuclear Planning Group, and gives direction to the two Strategic Commanders.

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International Military Staff

International Military Staff (IMS)

International Military Staff (IMS)

The International Military Staff (IMS) is the executive body of the Military Committee (MC), NATO’s senior military authority.

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NATO senior military staff talks hosted by the EU counterparts

NATO senior military staff talks hosted by the EU counterparts

19 May. 2020

The Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann (DGIMS) and, the Director General of the European Union Military Staff, Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen (EUMS) co-chaired the first NATO-EU bi-annual meeting this year on 19 May 2020. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 preventative measures, uniquely this conference was conducted by secure video-teleconference with a reduced number of participants in keeping with the social distancing requirements.

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The NATO Chiefs of Defence hold first virtual meeting in NATO Military Committee history

The NATO Chiefs of Defence hold first virtual meeting in NATO Military Committee history

14 May. 2020

On 14 May 2020, for the first time in history, the NATO Military Committee including the most recent NATO Ally the Republic of North Macedonia, held a virtual meeting in Chiefs of Defence format. They discussed the Alliance’s ongoing missions and operations, future planning and requirements as well as the current global Covid-19 crisis, its impact on allied activities and NATO’s support to the response efforts.

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183rd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session - Media Advisory

183rd Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session - Media Advisory

14 May. 2020

The Military Committee, NATO’s highest Military Authority, will hold its first virtual meeting in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session via secure teleconference on 14 May 2020. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the Military Committee, will preside over the sessions supported by General Tod Wolters (Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR) and General André Lanata (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT).

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