NATO Secretary General attends SACT change of command ceremony

  • 29 Sep. 2015 -
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  • Press Release (2015) 131
  • Issued on 29 Sep. 2015
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  • Last updated 05-Oct-2015 09:34

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Norfolk, Virginia in the United States on Wednesday 30 September 2015, to attend a ceremony marking the change of command at the Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT). He will be accompanied by the NATO Ambassadors and the Military Committee.

At the ceremony, outgoing French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros will hand over command to French Air Force General Denis Mercier as the new Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. The Secretary General will make remarks to mark the occasion.

Mr. Stoltenberg will also participate at a tree planting ceremony to mark HQ SACT’s new building expansion.


13:15 local / 17:15 GMT / 19:15 Brussels
Short press point by the NATO Secretary General

14:00 local / 18:00 GMT / 20:00 Brussels
Ceremony of change of command - Media present

These events will be webstreamed live on the NATO website and available via Eurovision.

15:00 local / 19:00 GMT / 21:00 Brussels
Press conference by SACT

Location : Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

Still and video images will be available on the NATO website.

For media queries :

NATO Brussels Press Office : +32 2 707 5041
NATO ACT Norfolk Public Affairs Office : + 1 757 747 3600,