NATO: First Military Chiefs of Defence Meeting of 2022 to be held virtually

Brussels. NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet virtually on 12-13 January, in Brussels,

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, will preside over the sessions, which will be attended by the Allied Chiefs of Defence.

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee

They will be supported by General Tod Wolters (Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR) and General Philippe Lavigne (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT).

General Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

The two-day meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) will enable the Chiefs of Defence to meet and discuss issues of strategic importance to the Alliance.

General Philippe Lavigne (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT)

The first day will be dedicated to Military Strategic thinking, with discussions on NATO’s Warfighting Capstone Concept, the future work strands associated with its implementation as well as the progress on the Concept for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area.

The last session of the day will focus on military inputs to the new Strategic Concept.

The NATO Secretary General will open the second day of the bi-annual meeting by providing on overview of the current political context to the 30 Chiefs of Defence.

This will be followed by a 360 degree update on the current security situation and a discussion on NATO’s ongoing Deterrence and Defence Posture.

The Chiefs of Defence will then meet with their Georgian and Ukrainian counterparts, respectively, to discuss the security situation in their Nations as well as the ongoing progress with defence-related reforms.