Mons, 5 May 2022 (TDI): The North Atlantic Council (NAC) has approved the nomination of General Christopher G. Cavoli for the position of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

General Cavoli is currently serving as the Commander of the United States (US) Army, Europe, and Africa. He will take over as the successor of General Tod D. Wolters, United States Air Force.

The handing-taking over ceremony will take place at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium. It is scheduled for the summer of 2022, when national confirmation processes are completed.

The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) is the head of Allied Command Operations and one of NATO’s two strategic commanders (ACO).

He is accountable for the bearing of all NATO army actions to NATO’s highest military authority, the Military Committee (MC).

SACEUR is in charge of Allied Command Operations (ACO) and is thus accountable to the Military Committee (MC) for all NATO operations. Tod D. Wolters, United States Air Force, is the current SACEUR, having assumed his duties on 3 May 2019.

His NATO leadership is conducted from Casteau, near Mons, Belgium, at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

NATO: An Overview

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also commonly known as the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance. It has 30 member states; 28 European states, and two North American states.

The North American states are Canada and the United States. NATO was established in 1949 after the signing of the Washington Treaty.

The fundamental goal of the organization is to safeguard the Allies’ (member states’) freedom and security by political and military means.

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