The NATO Military Committee visits SHAPE
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), General Petr Pavel and the NATO Military Committee visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on 22 Jun 2017.
The delegation took part in a variety of roundtable discussions, hosted by SHAPE’s military leadership, which included Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander (DSACEUR), General Sir James Everard as well as Chief of Staff (COS), General Werner Freers.
The NATO Military Committee discussed the importance of the NATO Command Structure Adaptation with General Scaparrotti and the role it plays in NATO’s readiness and responsiveness. Other topics of discussion included Contingency Planning and Force Readiness.
During the comprehensive briefing on exercises, General Pavel highlighted the “importance of exercises in building interoperability, speed and resilience amongst NATO forces and with Partners”.
The NATO Military Representatives also visited the NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Allied Centre for Medical Education (ACME) where they received comprehensive briefings on the role and responsibilities of ACME.
The visit to SHAPE by NATO’s Military Committee marks a first for NATO’s newest member, Montenegro. The 29th Ally was represented at the table by Captain Dragoslav Pumpalovic, Montenegro’s Deputy Military Representative.
Upon departure, General Petr Pavel thanked General Curtis M. Scaparrotti for taking the time to host the Military Committee. The Chairman added that “it was an excellent opportunity for the 29 Military Representatives to meet the staff at SHAPE and acknowledge the work that they do in support of the NATO Military Committee and NATO in general”.