Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
HQ SACT is the physical headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Jean-Paul Paloméros, and houses the command structure of NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT).
Located in Norfolk, VA, USA, HQ SACT directs ACT's various subordinate commands including the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), The Joint Forces Training Centre (JFTC), various NATO Schools, the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC), and various Centres of Excellence.
HQ SACT itself is organised into a Command Group, the Capability Development Division, the Joint Force Trainer Division, the Strategic Plans & Policy Division, the Integrated Resources Management Division, the Military cooperation Division, National Liaison Representatives, the Partnership for Peace Staff Element and Reservists responsible to HQ SACT.
HQ SACT is the focus and motivating force that enables Allied Command Transformation's key function of leading NATO’s Transformation.
HQ SACT Functions: Consistent with NAC (North Atlantic Council) priorities and objectives -
HQ SACT provides the conceptual framework for the conduct of future combined joint operations
Defines how future operations will be conducted and the capabilities they will need
Takes new operational concepts, from others or self-generated, assess their viability and value, and brings them to maturity through doctrine development, scientific research, experimentation and technological development
Then implements them both through persuading nations individually or collectively to acquire the capability, and through providing the education and training, enables the concept to be implemented by NATO forces