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

140814 sact vedp400NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Jean-Paul 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.

DSACT Delivers Keynote at Senior Officers Policy Course; Talks ACT Post-ISAF

140213dsact nso400Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT) Italian Air Force General Mirco Zuliani addressed students attending the Senior Officers Policy Course February 7 during a visit to the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.

TSC wrapped up in Poland with a renewed focus on collaboration

140205tsc400The 2014 NATO Training Synchronisation Conference (TSC) ended in Warsaw, Poland on February 6 as over 250 participants gathered to discuss a wide variety of training, education and exercise issues.

NATO ACT and CSIS host Transatlantic Forum

140127taf-400NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the Transatlantic Forum in Washington, D.C. January 27 and 28.

SACT Joins Chiefs of Defence during Meetings in Brussels

140123mccs01-400NATO Chiefs of Defence concluded a two-day meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels January 23 by identifying the future priorities in NATO military Operations, Partnerships and Transformation, and setting the basis for the work on the 2014 NATO Summit deliverables.

NATO Defence Leaders Meet, Plan for Future Security Challenges

140114 sact dps400Members of the NATO Defence and Planning team and other NATO leaders met at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany, January 14-16 at the annual NATO Defence Planning Symposium (DPS).

HQ ACT Names Military Member of the Year

140109mmoy01-400Headquarters NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia, recently named Canadian Army Sergeant Jim Bartley the 2013 Military Member of the Year (MMOY). Sergeant Bartley is the first Canadian member to earn the recognition.

SECGEN Addresses European Council, ACT Projects Aligned

131219sg eu400Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressed the European Council in Brussels for the first time as NATO Secretary General December 19, encouraging European nations to further develop their military capabilities and to ensure greater cooperation and coordination between NATO and the EU.

"Forging the future together"

131211cotc400More than 270 transformation chiefs and stakeholders from the 28 NATO member nations and NATO partner nations converged at the 2013 Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) December 11-12 at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

SACT Establishes the Military Police Centre of Excellence

131211mpmou sign400NATO Allied Command Transformation held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony December 11th, during the annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, to officially establish the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence with Poland as the Framework Nation.

Civil-Military Fusion Centre Closes

131206cfc400The centre synonymous for leading the free-flow of information between civilian and military entities and its holistic approach toward knowledge sharing closed its doors November 30, 2013.

Chiefs of Transformation Conference 2013

131206cotc-400The last major event sponsored by Allied Command Transformation this year will be the Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) to be held in Norfolk, Virginia from 10-12 December.

The Innovation Hub: Join the Conversation

131205 innohub arms-400Do you have an idea that could revolutionise the way NATO conducts business? Do you have a need that only NATO can fill? Or, are you an expert that wants to lend a helping hand toward transforming NATOs future capabilities? Then the Innovation Hub is the right tool for you.

ACT, NATO to Take Stage at UN Convention Against Corruption

131121bi-400Do not be confused by the term "Building Integrity." At NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the term has little to do with inspecting the structural integrity of a house or dwelling.

Three-day CD&E Conference Concludes with Key Takeaways

131120cde01-400The Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) conference concluded November 20th in The Hague, The Netherlands, after three days of collaborative efforts from nearly 200 participants.

NATO Industry Forum Builds Stronger Bonds

131114nif-400The NATO Industry Forum 2013 concluded after a series of speeches and panel sessions discussing ways to improve NATO-Industry collaboration. The turnout this year was massive with almost 500 representatives from NATO and Industry attending.

Transforming Together: A Closer Look at NATO Centres of Excellence

131112transformerThe latest edition of Allied Command Transformation's (ACT) bi-annual publication, The Transformer, is now available in print and online. This edition is focused on the NATO Centres of Excellence (COE); a direct support to Alliance transformation.

Steadfast Jazz13: “the crucial building blocks for the implementation of the Connected Forces Initiative plan”

131107sfjz13-400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, was in Poland November 7th, after a short visit to Latvia, for the Steadfast Jazz Exercise 2013 (SFJZ13).

The mathematics of a Chief of Staff: an interview with Lieutenant General Phil Jones CBE.

131105cos400How would you describe your role as Chief of Staff (COS) at ACT?

There are two different questions contained in this question: How do you describe the role of Chief of Staff and how do you describe the role of Chief of Staff at ACT?

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre Reaches Out to Young Members in Community

131022cfc-cmo400Over 200 high school students from the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia attended a recent NATO ACT sponsored education and knowledge sharing exchange.

Connected Forces Initiative – strong support at the Ministerial

131023defmin-400During the NATO Ministerial meeting 23 October, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros made an important contribution to the discussion on preparing NATO forces to face future security challenges.

General Paloméros is ready to answer your questions!

131025sact-400Allied Command Transformation invites you to participate in the questions and answers session with Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, organised by the atlantic-community.org.

NATO ACT Hosts Largest TIDE Sprint Ever

131022tide01-400Representatives from NATO, Industry and Academia converged at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel for the "Technology for Information, Decision and Execution Superiority (TIDE) Sprint", October 22-25.

NATO Exercise ‘Steadfast Jazz’ Primed and Ready

131020sfjz13-400Exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 is scheduled to commence in Latvia and in Poland on 2nd November. The event that is going to last for a week will be the culmination of a series of dynamic and demanding exercises designed to train and test troops and Commanders from the NATO Response Force (NRF).

Interview with SACT Political Advisor Ambassador Stewart

131016polad400Ambassador Karen Brevard Stewart is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service. She joined the Foreign Service as an economics officer in 1977. Since then she has held a number of jobs both at home and abroad.

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