Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

Top NATO Commander visits Maritime HQ, London

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 febbraio 2010

London.The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (known as SACEUR), Admiral James Stavridis yesterday visited NATO’s Maritime HQ based at Northwood, London.  SACEUR is the commanding officer of NATO’s Allied Command Operations (ACO). During his visit to Northwood HQ Admiral Stavridis received an update on NATO’s maritime counter piracy mission code-named Operation Ocean Shield, which sees NATO warships patrolling the waters off the Horn of Africa.  Afterwards the Admiral commented “how very proud he was” of the work Northwood HQ and the NATO warships are doing to combat the scourge of piracy.  During his visit Admiral Stavridis took the opportunity to update Northwood staff on wider NATO missions, including operations in Afghanistan.
Admiral James Stavridis took over this post July 1, 2009. He is responsible to NATO’s Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO. SACEUR, a United States Flag or General officer, leads all NATO military operations and is dual-hatted as Commander US European Command.  His command is exercised from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Mons, Belgium.


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