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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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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach assumes his position as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach assumes his position as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

29 Jun. 2018

The Chairman of the Military Committee is the senior military advisor to the Secretary General, and the conduit through which advice from NATO’s Chiefs of Defence is presented to the political body of NATO, the North Atlantic Council.

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General Petr Pavel ends his tenure as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

General Petr Pavel ends his tenure as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

29 Jun. 2018

Three years after he took up his position as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel, from the Czech Republic’s Armed Forces, handed over the highest NATO military position to his successor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, former Chief of Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces.

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NATO and EU Senior Military Officials deepen military EU-NATO cooperation

NATO and EU Senior Military Officials deepen military EU-NATO cooperation

19 Jun. 2018

On 19 June 2018, Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) hosted Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DGEUMS) for the bi-annual IMS-EUMS Director Generals’ Conference at the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

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