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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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Military Committee’s visit to Skopje demonstrates NATO’s strong and continued support towards the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

Military Committee’s visit to Skopje demonstrates NATO’s strong and continued support towards the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

07 Nov. 2018

The NATO Military Committee visited Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 6-7 November 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Radmila Shekerinska Jankovska and the Chief of the General Staff, Major General Vasko Gjurchinovski. The NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman, Lieutenant General Steven Shepro first met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Jankovska and Chief of Defence Gjurchinovski, and then chaired a Military Committee Permanent Session where high level representatives from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia participated. The Military Committee visit concluded with a visit to Ilinden Barracks where the NATO Military Representatives watched a capability demonstration. A variety of capabilities, ranging from the defence of a high level representative in field to Special Forces storming and clearing an insurgent base, were demonstrated.

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Director General of NATO’s HQ International Military Staff visits the United States of America, a home to NATO’s latest command

Director General of NATO’s HQ International Military Staff visits the United States of America, a home to NATO’s latest command

28 Oct. 2018 - 03 Nov. 2018

From 28 October to 03 November 2018, Director General of NATO’s international Military Staff, Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, visited the United States of America: New York, Washington DC and Norfolk. In New York he met his EU counterpart Director General of the EU’s Military Staff, Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen. They had meetings at UN Peacekeeping Operations. They continued their travel to Washington DC, where he had meetings at the Pentagon and the Dutch embassy. Finally in Washington he visited the 911 memorial. A visit to NATO’s Allied Command Transformation concluded his visit.

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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends Portugal for its contributions to NATO

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends Portugal for its contributions to NATO

01 Nov. 2018 - 04 Nov. 2018

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Portugal from 1 to 4 November 2018. The trip included visits to NATO Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre, the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, the Joint Command for Military Operations as well as meetings with the Portuguese Minister of Defence, HE João Gomes Cravinho and the Chief of Defence, Admiral António Silva Ribeiro.

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