From the website of Allied Command Transformation, the first NATO command based in the U.S. It was recently joined by Allied Joint Force Command Norfolk in the same city in Virginia.
In recent days Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, former president and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev have both mocked NATO as an outdated, ineffectual, etc., organization. Whistling past the graveyard, perhaps.

General Ruggiero Highlights NATO Adaptation and the Future of Warfighting as NATO Non-Commissioned Officers Gather to Discuss Troop Readiness Towards 2030 and Beyond

Non-Commissioned Officers make up 75-80% of NATO’s military force and are the backbone of the Armed Forces; they operate and transform effectively to meet today and tomorrow’s challenges, in order to ensure NATO remains both a ready and responsive interoperable force.

The strategic landscape has changed drastically over the past few years….


This year’s five-day seminar relayed the picture of NATO’s Strategic, Operational and Tactical level tasks, updating NATO Command Senior Enlisted Leaders with current Geo Strategic information around NATO, the newly-released NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept, NATO missions and national level Non-Commissioned Officers development strategies. Command Senior Enlisted Leaders from Allied Command Transformation, Allied Command Operations and United States Europe Command provided the latest update on Commanders’ intents…while speakers from the NATO Command Structure and the NATO Force Structure highlighted salient points on exercises, partnership developments, strategic communications and the renewed role of Command Senior Enlisted Leaders in the international environment.

Senior Enlisted Leaders were addressed by General Tod D. Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, as well as General Paolo Ruggiero, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, who discussed the importance of NATO in the current international security scenario and the need for the Alliance to constantly transform and adapt in order to maintain its advantage…over any future potential threat.