|Updated: 22-Nov-2001||Week of 19-25 November 2001|
General Harald Kujat, German Air Force, German Chief of Staff, has been elected by the Military Committee -NATO's highest military authority- to become its Chairman after the June Ministerial meetings next year.
General Kujat is currently Chief of Staff, Federal Armed Forces, and
previously held positions both at NATO HQ, Brussels, and at the Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons. He will succeed the present
Chairman, Admiral Guido Venturoni, Italy, who was appointed Chairman of
the Military Committee on 6 May 1999. Military Committee Chairmen are
appointed for a three year term of office.