Updated: 03-Jul-2002 Week of 1-7 July 2002

3 July 2002

Change of chairmanship for NATO Military Committee

Admiral Guido Venturoni (Italian Navy) handed over the chairmanship of the NATO Military Committee to General Harald Kujat (German Air Force) during a ceremony at NATO HQ on 3 July.

General Kujat was elected by NATO Chiefs of Defence on 20 November 2001 to become Chairman of the Military Committee - NATO's highest military decision-making authority. He is taking up his functions today for a set period of three years. He previously held positions both at NATO HQ, Brussels, and at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons.

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