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Updated: 26-Jun-2008 IMS News Release

26 June 2008

 

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee handover

Background
The Military Committee
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Biography
Adm.Giampaolo Di Paola
Gen. Ray Henault.

NATO HQ, BRUSSELS -- Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, former Chief of the Italian Defense Staff, tomorrow afternoon will assume the position of Chairman of the NATO Military Committee – NATO’s top military officer – from outgoing Canadian Gen. Ray Henault. A ceremony will be held in the afternoon at the NATO HQ and will be witnessed by the NATO Secretary General and Chiefs of Defence of member countries.

Notes: No open media opportunity will be available on the handover day, though photo, video, and the text of remarks will be available on Friday from approximately 1600 hrs at www.nato.int/ims.

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