NATO Military Committee welcomes new Deputy Chair, Lieutenant General Andrew M. Rohling

  • 12 Feb. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 12 Feb. 2024 15:29

On 12th February 2024, US Army Lieutenant General Andrew M. Rohling assumed the position of Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee. Prior to this appointment, Lieutenant General Rohling was the Deputy Commanding General for US Army Europe and Africa.

Lieutenant General Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee on the 12th of February 2024

Lieutenant General Rohling was commissioned in 1989, after graduating in engineering from the University of South Florida. Throughout his career, Lieutenant General Rohling has been deployed numerous times to operations abroad, starting with “Just Cause” in Panama, operations “Iraqi Freedom” and “Enduring Freedom”, respectively in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most recently, in “Operation Freedom's Sentinel”, in Afghanistan. 

Lieutenant General Rohling has held various assignments, including in the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia; 1st and 3rd Infantry Divisions in Germany; 6th Ranger Training Battalion in Florida; and as a Vietnam MIA/POW team commander for Joint Task Force-Full Accounting in Hawaii. He also served with the Southern European Task Force (Airborne), in Vicenza, Italy; as the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps deputy chief of staff - operations, in the United Kingdom; and the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa prior to assuming the duties of Deputy Commanding General Africa, and U.S. Army Southern European Task Force- Africa, Commanding General in October 2020.

When asked about his appointment, Lieutenant General Rohling said: “It is an honour to have been appointed Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee. NATO is the most successful military alliance in modern history. Today, our Alliance faces the most challenging and complex security environment since the end of the Cold War, however through continued adaptation and transformation, NATO stands stronger, readier and more able than ever before, to deter and defend from any threat and continue to protect our 1 billion people. The world needs NATO and I look forward to contributing to its legacy”.  

The Deputy Chair of the Military Committee (DCMC) is a United States Officer and his responsibilities are to assist the Chair of the Military Committee (CMC) in the execution of his duties and to take over the CMC's duties in his absence. He is also specifically responsible for the coordination of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) matters within the International Military Staff (IMS).