National Liaison Representatives

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.


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:

  • al ALBANIA - Colonel Edmond Sardi, Albanian Army
  • be BELGIUM - Colonel Francis Pierard, Belgian Army
  • bg BULGARIA - Commander Kaloyan Nikolov, Bulgarian Navy
  • ca CANADA- Lt. Colonel Jean-Philippe (JP) Tremblay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    • Deputy - Major Tony Stabile, Canadian Army
  • hr CROATIA - Colonel Branimir Tojcić, Croatian Army
  • cz CZECH REPUBLIC - Colonel Martin Bojkovsky, Czech Air Force
  • dk DENMARK - Brigadier General Bo Engelbreth, Danish Air Force
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Espen Holk, Danish Air Force
  • ee ESTONIA - Colonel Vitaly Lokk, Estonian Army
  • fr FRANCE - Colonel Aymeric Tardieu de Maleissye Melun, French Army
    • Deputy - Captain Jean-Rene Degans, French Navy
  • de GERMANY - Colonel Dr. Frank Richter, German Army
    • Deputy - Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Siegelmann, German Army
  • gr GREECE - Colonel Dimitrios Miniotakis, Hellenic Air Force
  • hu HUNGARY - Colonel László Drót, Hungarian Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Péter Lukacs, Hungarian Air Force
  • is ICELAND - Mrs. Alfrun Perla Baldursdottir, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • it ITALY - Colonel Rocco Losito, Italian Air Force
    • Deputy - Major Massimiliano Fiacchi, Italian Army
  • lv LATVIA - Colonel Mareks Ozolins, Latvian Army
  • lt LITHUANIA - Colonel Algimantis Misiunas, Lithuanian Army
  • lu LUXEMBOURG - Vacant
  • mon MONTENEGRO - Colonel Zivko Rakocevic, Montenegrin Army
  • nl THE NETHERLANDS - Colonel Joseph M.A. Brouns - Royal Netherlands Army
  • mk NORTH MACEDONIA - Vacant
  • no NORWAY - Colonel Lina Kongshavn, Norwegian Air Force
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Gard Shanks Andersen, Norwegian Air Force
  • pl POLAND - Colonel Maciej Dyżlą, Polish Army
    • Deputy - Colonel Robert Sęderowski, Polish Army
  • pt PORTUGAL - Captain Luis Tomás, Portuguese Navy
  • ro ROMANIA - Captain Lucian Grigorescu, Romanian Navy
  • sk SLOVAKIA - Colonel Peter Schvarcbacher, Slovakian Army
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Mario Smisko, Slovakian Army
  • si SLOVENIA - Colonel Danilo Jazbec, Slovenian Army
  • es SPAIN - Colonel Joaquin Penas, Spanish Air Force
    • Deputy - Lt. Colonel Jorge Gonzalez Lopez, Spanish Marine Corps
  • tr TÜRKIYE - Captain Gokhan Kaldirim (Deputy, acting), Turkish Air Force
  • gb UNITED KINGDOM - Colonel Paul Bates, British Army
    • Deputy - Lieutenant Matthew Turner, Royal Navy
  • us UNITED STATES - Colonel Ryan Levesque, United States Army
    • Civilian Deputy - Mr. Greg Freeburn, United States Department of Defence
    • Military Deputy - Colonel Jeffrey Barker, United States Army

Partnership for Peace National Liaison Representatives listed alphabetically by nation:

  • at AUSTRIA - Colonel Robin Hillinger, Austrian Army
  • az AZERBAIJAN - Vacant
  • fi FINLAND - Captain Veli-Petteri Valkamo, Finnish Navy
    • Deputy - Major Jaakko Lyytikainen, Finnish Army
  • ge GEORGIA - Vacant
  • se SWEDEN - Captain Olle Mobergh, Swedish Navy
    • Deputy - Lt Colonel Fredrik Yllemo, Swedish Army
  • ch SWITZERLAND - Lt. Colonel Gregoire Monnet, Swiss Army
  • ua UKRAINE – Colonel Hennadiy Kovalenko, Ukrainian Army

NATO Interface:

  • HQ NLR Interface - Lieutenant Commander Todd Strong, United States Navy