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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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180th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session – NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

15 Jan. 2019 - 16 Jan. 2019

The Military Committee, NATO’s highest Military Authority, will meet in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session on 15-16 January 2019, at the NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.

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NATO and the EU Director Generals of Military Staffs discuss enhanced military cooperation

NATO and the EU Director Generals of Military Staffs discuss enhanced military cooperation

26 Nov. 2018

The Director General of NATO’s International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Jan Broeks (DGIMS), and the Director General of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS), Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen (DGEUMS) met on 26 November for the second of their bi-annual DG’s conferences. The areas of cooperation and discussion centred on the common military related proposals arising from the Joint Declaration (JD) of 2016 (reaffirmed in July of this year) with particular focus on the logistics, CIS, Capability Development and Gender domains. The conference concluded following a Scenario Based Discussion on Hybrid threats.

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25 years of NATO’s Chiefs of Military Medical Services

25 years of NATO’s Chiefs of Military Medical Services

20 Nov. 2018 - 21 Nov. 2018

Brussels – On 20 and 21 November 2018, the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened at NATO HQ for its plenary session. The COMEDS was addressed by the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, who praised the Committee for its outstanding contribution in developing and coordinating military medical matters, and for providing medical advice to the NATO Military Committee.

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