NATO chooses new Supreme Allied Commander Europe

20:30, 11 March 2016

NATO has chosen a successor to General Philip M. Breedlove at the position of Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the Alliance’s press service reported Friday.


“The North Atlantic Council approved the nomination of General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United States Army, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe,” according to the Bloc’s website.

General Scaparrotti is currently serving as Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea.

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