Supreme Allied Commander Europe Holds Conference at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Tod D. Wolters, hosted a Commander’s Conference at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Nov. 23 to 24, 2021.

This tri-annual conference is an opportunity for the SACEUR to meet with Allied Command Operations (ACO) Commanders, Command Senior Enlisted Leaders and Political Advisors to discuss NATO priorities and the importance of adapting to meet today’s evolving security challenges.

“This is a historic time for the Alliance. The one-billion people of the Euro-Atlantic area have placed their trust in us…,” said General Wolters.

The conference focused on Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA) Concept implementation developments and exercising the Command and Control (C2) arrangements required to conduct DDA. DDA is a military concept that outlines how NATO Allies will operate together in peace, crisis, and conflict….

“DDA is especially important to the NATO military because it establishes an agreed Alliance view on 21st Century approaches to multi-domain action…,” said General Wolters.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Chair of the Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, participated on the second day of the conference, providing their insights on NATO 2030 priorities and the future of NATO, including the important role the military play in the Alliance.

“In recent years, NATO has fundamentally shifted its efforts from out of area operations to collective defence…,” the Secretary General said.