NATO's Strategic Warfare Development Command

The Public Affairs Office is responsible for globally communicating the strategic vision and messages of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.

The Chief Public Affairs Officer is a spokesperson for Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and advisor for Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Chief of Staff. The Chief Public Affairs Officer represents Allied Command Transformation and all subordinate commands, including Command entities in Europe, in the public’s eye. The Public Affairs Office manages the public perception of the Command, the corporate image of the Command and manages Command information products and news.

The Public Affairs Office identifies and drafts Public Affairs strategy and goals that are needed to support the intent and vision of Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and is also responsible for the transformation and standardization of NATO’s Bi-Strategic Command Public Affairs functions and responsibilities; it is also responsible for public information support to the Joint Warfare Centre, the Joint Force Training Centre and the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre.

The Public Affairs Office coordinates public affairs doctrine, policy, education and training, directives, support to Allied Command Transformation’s activities and associated media engagements.

The Public Affairs Office has the primary responsibility for the NATO Public Affairs Course and for the curriculum of other NATO Public Affairs training; manages and maintains the look, design and content of the Allied Command Transformation website and also coordinates and publicises local NATO community events.

The Public Affairs office is a part of the Communications Branch at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, which has the following composition:

  • Captain Inigo Martin-Nieto, Spanish Navy – Chief Communications
  • Mr. Jay Paxton, NATO Civilian – Chief Public Affairs and Deputy Chief Communications
  • Mr. Frank Schiller, NATO Civilian – Chief Corporate Communications
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dave Devenney, Canadian Air Force – PA/StratCom Training Officer
  • Commander Gunnar Muenstermann, German Navy – Staff Officer Corporate Communications
  • Lieutenant Commander Connor May, Royal Navy – Plans and Policy Officer
  • Lieutenant Commander Danielle Moser, U.S. Navy – Media Officer
  • Mr. Paolo Giordano, NATO Civilian – Website Manager
  • Mr. Brian Sostak, NATO Civilian – Lead Developer, Video and Animation
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Jay Stratchko, U.S. Navy – Mass Communication Specialist
  • Petty Officer Second Class William Hardy, U.S. Navy – Mass Communication Specialist
  • Petty Officer Second Class Benjamin Waddell, U.S. Navy – Mass Communication Specialist
  • Leading Writer Sarah Owen, Royal Navy – Branch Administrator
  • Ms Samantha Lester, Leading Writer
  • Ms Ieva Paulauskiene, Social Media Manager

For non-media queries:

Allied Command Transformation
7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23551-2490
Tel: +1 (757) 747-3400

For media queries please contact:

Allied Command Transformation Public Affairs Office
7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23551-2490
E-mail: [email protected]