|17 Sep. 2022 ||
NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss operationalisation of Madrid Summit decisions
From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.
|16 Sep. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee praises Estonia for its resilience and digital innovation
From 14 to 16 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer conducted a country visit to Estonia, ahead of the annual NATO Military Conference that will be held in Tallinn. During his visit, he met with President Alar Karis, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Martin Herem. Admiral Bauer also travelled to Tapa to meet the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup.
|02 Sep. 2022 ||
Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Sweden
From 31 August to 1 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Sweden at the invitation of its Supreme Commander, General Micael Bydén. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the cooperation between Sweden and NATO during the accession process and to gain more insights into Sweden’s military capabilities.
|30 Aug. 2022 ||
NATO Military Committee visits Germany
On 29 August 2022, the NATO Military Committee visited Berlin, Germany, upon the invitation of the German Minister of Defence, Mrs Christine Lambrecht. The thirty Allied military representatives, joined by their Finnish and Swedish colleagues, attended briefings and discussions at the Ministry of Defence. These engagements provided the Military Committee an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s historic change of stance with regard to its foreign and security policies. The Military Committee also attended the Grand Tattoo (Großer Zapfenstreich) held in honour of the former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.
|24 Aug. 2022 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee marks Ukraine’s Independence Day
The Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer honoured the courage and sacrifice of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a video message to mark Ukraine’s Independence Day. He saluted the men and uniform who “have fundamentally changed modern warfare and outmaneuver their opponent time and time again. Ukraine can win this war and emerge victorious from the quagmire. Slava Ukraini!”
|18 Jul. 2022 ||
Lieutenant General Adamczak starts his tenure as new Director General of the NATO International Military Staff
On Monday 18 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee welcomed the new Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak.
|15 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO military officials hold staff-to-staff talks in Colombia
From 11 to 14 July 2022, representatives from the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Cooperative Security division, SHAPE and NATO’s Land and Air Commands attended staff-to-staff talks with Colombian military officials in Bogotá. Discussions focused on the NATO-Colombia military cooperation, including participation in training, exercises and NATO courses as well as maritime security. The delegation also visited the Naval Base ARC Bolívar in Cartagena.
|14 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO International Military Staff bids farewell to its Director, Lieutenant General Wiermann
Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General of the International Military Staff (DGIMS), bids farewell to his staff and the NATO Military Committee on 14 July 2022.
|12 Jul. 2022 ||
Lieutenant General Nielsen elected new Commandant of the NATO Defense College
On Monday 11 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee elected Lieutenant General Max A.L.T. Nielsen to be the new Commandant of the NATO Defense College. Lieutenant General Nielsen has been serving as the Military Representative to NATO and EU since 2019. He will take over from Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann in Summer 2023.
|08 Jul. 2022 ||
The NATO Military Committee attend maritime-related discussions in the United Kingdom
On 7-8 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee travelled to the United Kingdom to attend a series of maritime-related discussions hosted by the NATO Maritime Command. Aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, the NATO Military Representatives received briefings from the UK Strategic Command on Multi-Domain Operations and the Future Commando Force.