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Preparing for Future Challenges: NATO Transformation Chiefs Meet for COTC 2014

141217cotc01-400More than 300 military and civilian leaders from all 28 NATO nations and partner nations met at the Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia, December 16-18 to discuss the future military capability of the Alliance at the 2014 Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC).

Allied Command Transformation Assistance to Ukraine

141218ukr01-400A de-mining training planning team from Allied Command Transformation (ACT) recently came back from Ukraine.

Fall Edition of The Transformer Now Available

141216coverThe Transformer's newest edition is now in circulation. The current issue focuses on NATO's Science and Technology Organization (STO), and also looks at Wales Summit outcomes for Allied Command Transformation (ACT).

NATO Land Command Fully Operational Capable at Exercise Trident LANCE 14

141210 trle14-400NATO's Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) has achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) status after successfully completing Exercise Trident Lance 2014 (TRLE14).

General Paloméros at the European Parliament

141203 ep02-400On the occasion of the launch of European parliamentary work, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros was invited to address one of Parliament's subcommittees on Security and Defence.

NATO Senior Mentor Conference 2014

141120smc400The annual Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Senior Mentor Conference was hosted by Deputy Commander, General Mirco Zuliani, from 19 to 20 November at the ACT Staff Element Europe in Mons, Belgium.

General Paloméros at the Halifax International Security Forum

141123halifax01-400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros recently participated in the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada.

NATO's largest Cyber Defence Exercise Concludes

141120cyco400NATO's largest annual Cyber Defence exercise concluded 21 November, in Tartu, Estonia. Exercise "Cyber Coalition 2014" (CC14) included participants from 27 NATO member nations as well as five Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations and the European Union Cyber Defence Staff.

Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 14 concludes

141117trje14-400NATO's Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 14 concluded November 17th following nine days of intense training with Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) and its subordinate Component Commands.

300 NATO, Industry leaders meet in Split for NATO Industry Forum 2014

141113industryforum-400More than 300 military and Industry leaders gathered in Split, Croatia, November 13, for the NATO Industry Forum (NIF) which was hosted by the Croatian Ministry of Defence (MOD).


CD&E Conference Concludes, Leaders Focus on Future Processes

141106cde-400The 14th annual Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference concluded November 6, in Budapest, Hungary.

North Atlantic Council Representatives Visit ACT

141105permreps-400A group of North Atlantic Council (NAC) Permanent Representatives (PERMREPs) also called NATO Ambassadors, visited Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia November 4-5.

ACT Hosts Bi-Annual Tide Sprint

141029tide01-400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) hosted the bi-annual Technology for Information, Decision and Execution Superiority Conference (TIDE Sprint) event October 27 through October 31 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va.

ACT Leads First Flag-Level STRATCOM Course in Bulgaria

141024bul01-400NATO Allied Command Transformation's Strategic Communications (StratCom) and Capability Development offices held the first ever flag-level StratCom Mobile Education and Training Team course in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 22-23.

NATO "Social Media" course begins October 20

141016sm courseThe 'Innovation Hub' will hold a NATO Social Media Course online starting October 20 aimed at NATO and its member nations' military personnel. Others who register may also participate.

NATO Military Committee discusses Transformation in Norfolk

141007cmc01-400In Norfolk, Virginia, more than 100 of NATO's most prominent military leaders met at Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) October 7-8, to discuss the Alliance's transformational agenda and plans to take on future security challenges.

Exploring the Future of Security Force Assistance through Experimentation

141002sfa loe400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Operational Experimentation supported by NATO ACT Operational Analysis Branch conducted a SFA LOE at the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College in Oslo, Norway, 30 September – 2 October 2014.

SACT Hosts NATO Defence Counsellors Following NATO Summit

141001dc400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General Jean-Paul Paloméros hosted a delegation of Defence Counsellors to NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, October 1-2.

SACT Discusses Technological Dominance with NATO, EU Leaders in Tallinn

140924abcd-400General Paloméros participated in a panel discussion entitled Technology Race and Defence: The future of Western technological dominance in military affair, September 25, during the Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) in Tallinn, Estonia.

Founder of modern e-Learning opens 2014 NATO e-Learning Forum

140923ed forum-400The Eighth Annual e-Learning Forum held at the Virginia Modelling and Simulation Centre, Suffolk, Virginia, opened September 23, 2014, with a key note address from Dr. Badrul Khan who is a world renowned academic leader, publisher and mentor in the world of e-Learning.

NATO Leaders meet in Vilnius for the Military Committee Conference

140920sact-cmc-saceur400At their recent Summit in Wales, NATO Allies agreed on a Readiness Action Plan that will strengthen NATO's collective defence and re-ensure that the Alliance is ready to respond to any future security challenge.

General Paloméros talks NATO Summit, transforming for the future

140901media dc400General Paloméros recently hosted a roundtable in Washington, D.C. with local and international reporters to discuss the upcoming NATO Summit in Wales, the current crisis in Ukraine and the transformation of NATO.

Engaging NATO's Future Leaders in Wales

140904fl400NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Jean-Paul Paloméros gave a keynote speech at the 2014 Future Leaders Summit in Wales September 4. The theme was "Future NATO and Dynamic Transformation."

NATO Naval Task Force Makes Port Call in Hampton Roads

140827portcall084-400For the first time in several years, a NATO task force is conducting transatlantic operations in North America.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) arrived August 26 for a port visit during their Western Atlantic deployment.

SACT Addresses Industry Leaders at "Going Global Defense Initiative" Event

140814 sact vedp400General Paloméros addressed industry and business representatives as keynote speaker at the Kick-off Workshop for Virginia's Going Global Defense Initiative held in Norfolk, Virginia, August 14.

ACT's new Senior Enlisted Leader

140808csel-400How would you describe your role as Command Senior Enlisted Leader?

As the CSEL for Allied Command Transformation (ACT), I am directly responsible and accountable to SACT, with added responsibilities to the Deputy, Chief of Staff and Directors.

NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation visits ACT

140709npa01-400NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) hosted a NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation July 9. The visit allowed the NATO Parliamentarians to gain a better understanding of transformation and development of NATO in the 21st century.

ACT Hosts Signing Ceremony for Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence

140701stratcom coe400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) hosted the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony for the STRATCOM COE at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) July 1, 2014.

"Maintaining Post-Afghanistan Partnerships and Interoperability is key"

140618smpc400SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 18, 2014 -- General Jean-Paul Palomeros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) hosted the two-day 2014 Strategic Military Partner Conference (SMPC) in Sofia this week.

CWIX – the Engine of Transformation

140618cwix400“It is the essence of Smart Defence and Connected Forces Initiative” – said General Jean-Paul Paloméros, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), observing the Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination, eXercise (CWIX).

NATO ACT joins JEB Little Creek-Fort Story to commemorate D-Day 70th Anniversary

140606d day400On June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France, Allied Forces commenced Operation Overlord, also known as D-Day, the largest invasion ever involving more than 5,000 ships, 13,000 aircraft and more than 150,000 service men.

ACT provides a glimpse of its new technologies at ITEC

140523itec400Representatives from NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) took part in the 2014 ITEC conference in Cologne, Germany.

ACT focusing on Connected Forces Initiative at ITEC

140522itec400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) demonstrated the latest in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technology and discussed the current implementation as well as the future of NATO's Connected Forces initiative (CFI) at the 2014 ITEC Conference in Cologne, Germany.

'Trident Jaguar' wrapped up

140516trjr14-400The NATO joint-exercise, TRIDENT Jaguar 2014, concluded May 16. Lead by NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) TRIDENT Jaguar tested the rapid response capabilities of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), its command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) and NATO Rapid Deployable Corps, Spain (NRDC-SP).

SACT Attends Atlantic Council Forum, Pushes for Collective Defence

140429acus01-400NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros attended a two-day Atlantic Council forum in Washington D.C. April 29 and 30.

Great Turnout at Norfolk NATO Festival!

140426parade400Thousands of people gathered in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, and Town Point Park for the 61st Parade of Nations and the 2014 Norfolk NATO Fest hosted by NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the City of Norfolk April 26.

DSACT Emphasises the Importance of Air Power in Turkey

140414isaw14-400NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT) Italian Air Force General Mirco Zuliani participated as the keynote speaker at the International Symposium on the History of Air Warfare (ISAW 14) held in Istanbul, Turkey, April 9-11, 2014.

NATO ACT Kicks Off Norfolk NATO Festival Weekend with Flag Raising Ceremony

140426tattoo400The patriotic sounds of the U.S. Fleet Forces band reverberated through the rafters at the Scope Arena as NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) kicked off the 2014 Norfolk NATO Festival with a flag raising ceremony honouring all 28 NATO Nations in Norfolk, Virginia, April 25.

The Next Generation Charts NATO's Future at YP Day

140409ypd-400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) wrapped up its second major event in Paris, France, this week hosting the annual Young Professionals Day (YP Day) in the "City of Lights" April 10.

Transformation Seminar Charts Path to Summit

140409nts-400More than 250 NATO military and civilian leaders along with important partners in Think-Tanks met in Paris, France, April 8-9 for the 2014 NATO Transformation Seminar (NTS) hosted by SACT.

Bull's-eye on Transformation: Spring Edition of The Transformer Now Available

140407mag coverAllied Command Transformation (ACT) has been a force for the Alliance's military transformation for more than 10 years.

SACT thanks Croatia for Contributions to Alliance

140330 hrv01-400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation French Air Force General Jean Paul Paloméros (SACT) was greeted in Zagreb with a stirring welcome ceremony.

ACT, Norfolk NATO Festival Host Community Leaders

140326 clr01-400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the Norfolk NATO Festival hosted a Community Leaders Reception at the Sheraton Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia, March 26 for business and industry leaders in the Hampton Roads area.

ACT Educates local Students on NATO at 2014 Model NATO Challenge

140320mnc01-400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in conjunction with the Norfolk NATO Festival hosted the 2014 Model NATO Challenge at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia, March 20.

General Paloméros speaks at German Parliament

140319sact deu01-400NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros last week had meetings of high priority with the German Chief of Defence (CHOD) and the State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office.

ACT Takes to the Ice with the Admirals for Appreciation Night

140319admirals-400The Norfolk Admirals professional hockey team hosted NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) for a much anticipated Appreciation Night at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, March 19.

Understanding Human Networks: HQ SACT Hosts Protection of Civilians and Atrocity Prevention Plenary

140314cdewg day2-400On Wednesday 12 March, the NATO ACT 2014 Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) Working Group focussed on concepts for Atrocity Prevention and the Protection of Civilians (PoC) / Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

Hampton Roads Area Commanders Meet for Inaugural Regional Commanders Conference

140307rcc01-400U.S. military Commanders from all branches of service in Hampton Roads met March 7th for the inaugural Regional Commanders Conference (RCC).

UN, NATO Explore Ways to Enhance Gender Awareness, Cooperation

140303genderperspectives-400Promoting mutual awareness to further integrate the "gender" perspective in crisis management and peacekeeping operations was the focus of a joint NATO-United Nations (UN) policy forum at the International Peace Institute in New York City on Monday March 3rd.

ODU Lady Monarchs honour ACT

140226monarchs400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) was honoured by the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs basketball team at their game against Louisiana Tech February 28, 2014 at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

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