NORFOLK - On August 24th, NATO's Allied Command Transformation had the great honour to welcome His Majesty the King of Norway. The prestigious visit to one of the two NATO Strategic Commands by a sitting head of state was made in lieu of an invitation extended to his Majesty during a visit to Norway by General Mercier and his predecessors.
King Harald, who is the highest ranking officer in Norway, was presented with various briefings covering the NATO Defence Planning Process, NATO Command Structure Adaptation, Command and Control in the North Atlantic, Persistent Federated Approach, and Trident Juncture 2018, a top level NATO exercise that will be held in Norway next year.
Additionally, General Mercier used this opportunity to speak about the future Strategic Foresight Analysis document which will be delivered in September.
Upon his arrival, the King was warmly greeted by Norwegian personnel assigned to Allied Command Transformation, and their families, some in traditional dress.
King Harald’s visit was indeed a great opportunity to further strengthen the long standing relationship between Allied Command Transformation and Norway, where one of Allied Command Transformation subcommands, the Joint Warfare Centre, is located in Stavanger.