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The National Liaison Representatives are uniformed military nationals appointed by their nation’s government to NATO in a national capacity. The NLRs provide Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation with national viewpoints and information from national sources, and serve as a channel of communication between HQ SACT and their national authorities.

NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES

There is a clear advantage in having National Liaison Representatives collocated with Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, as the transformation processes continue to develop. Early involvement by nations has been of mutual benefit for Allied Command Transformation, NATO, and the senior defence leadership of nations involved.

NATO National Liaison Representatives listed alphabetically by nation:

  • alALBANIA - Colonel Fatmir Lokaj, Albanian Army
     
  • beBELGIUM - Colonel Koen De Clercq, Belgian Army
     
  • bgBULGARIA - Colonel Lyubomir Monov, Bulgarian Air Force
     
  • caCANADA- Lt. Colonel Ronald Carnahan, Royal Canadian Air Force
    • Deputy - Major Sam Perreault, Canadian Army
       
  • hrCROATIA - Colonel Jozo Matkovic, Croatian Navy
    • Assistant - Lt. Colonel Vladimir Stimac, Croatian Air Force
       
  • czCZECH REPUBLIC - Colonel Petr Lanči, Czech Air Force
    • Deputy - Major Radka Polackova, Czech Army
       
  • dkDENMARK - Brigadier General Steen Hartov, Danish Air Force
    • Assistant - Lt. Colonel Jens Assum, Danish Air Force
       
  • eeESTONIA - Colonel Artur Suzik, Estonian Army
     
  • frFRANCE - Colonel Denys Colomb, French Air Force
    • Deputy - Captain Frederic De Rupilly, French Navy
       
  • deGERMANY - Colonel (GS) Klaus-Dieter Bermes, German Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel (GS) Rene Schueren, German Army
       
  • grGREECE - Colonel Petros Sassaris, Hellenic Air Force
    • Assistant - Lt. Commander Georgios Dalakakis, Hellenic Navy
       
  • huHUNGARY - Colonel István Juhász, Hungarian Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Geza Gulyas, Hungarian Army
       
  • isICELAND - Mr. Erlingur Erlingsson, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     
  • itITALY - Colonel Angelo Borgogelli, Italian Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Giampiero Fabretti, Italian Navy
       
  • lvLATVIA - Colonel Aivars Mezors, Latvian Air Force
     
  • ltLITHUANIA - Colonel Romualdas Petkevicius, Lithuanian Air Force
     
  • luLUXEMBOURG - Mr. Olivier Baldauff, Luxembourgish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     
  • nlTHE NETHERLANDS - Colonel Corné Govaarts, Royal Netherlands Army
     
  • noNORWAY - Colonel Gerhard Larsen, Norwegian Air Force
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Tor Are Harvey, Norwegian Army
       
  • plPOLAND - Colonel Grzegorz Barabieda, Polish Air Force
    • Deputy and LNO to JS J7 - Captain Włodzimierz Kułagin, Polish Navy
       
  • ptPORTUGAL - Colonel Carlos De Melo, Portuguese Army
     
  • roROMANIA - Colonel Mihai Stir, Romanian Air Force
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Mihai Statie, Romanian Army
       
  • skSLOVAKIA - Colonel Svetozár Bohus, Slovakian Army
    • Assistant - Lt. Colonel Peter Kover, Slovakian Air Force
       
  • siSLOVENIA - Colonel Tadej Burgar, Slovenian Army
     
  • esSPAIN - Colonel Fermin Olay, Spanish Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Enrique Puig, Spanish Army
        
  • trTURKEY - Lt. Colonel Adem Erdem, Turkish Air Force
    • Deputy - Major Volkan Karaca, Turkish Air Force
       
  • gbUNITED KINGDOM - Group Captain John Sullivan, Royal Air Force
     
  • usUNITED STATES - Colonel David M. Sullivan, United States Air Force
    • Deputy - Mr. Greg Freeburn, United States Department of Defence

Partnership for Peace National Liaison Representatives listed alphabetically by nation:

  • atAUSTRIA - Colonel Hans Joerg Stopka, Austrian Army
     
  • azAZERBAIJAN - Colonel Rustam Gozalov, Azerbaijan Army
     
  • fiFINLAND - CAPT. Jarmo Pennala, Finnish Navy
     
  • geGEORGIA - Lt. Colonel Zurab Khalizov, Georgian Army
     
  • seSWEDEN - Colonel Ulf Landgren, Swedish Air Force
     
  • chSWITZERLAND - Lt. Colonel Reinhard Eugster, Swiss Army
     
  • mkthe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* Vacant
     
  • uaUKRAINE – Colonel Valerii Churkin, Ukrainian Army

NATO Interface:

  • HQ NLR Interface - Cdr Heath Sarvis, United States Navy

* Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name