The Supreme Allied Commander Europe is one of the two strategic commanders for NATO and the commanding officer of Allied Command Operations (ACO). The current SACEUR is General Philip Breedlove. He took over this post 13 May 2013.
He is responsible to NATO's Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO.
SACEUR, a United States Flag or General officer, leads all NATO military operations and is dual-hatted as Commander US European Command.

His command is exercised from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Mons, Belgium.

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

11 Jun 2014
During these last few days, I’ve had the honor of being a part of several D-Day commemoration events in Normandy, France. After the ceremonies, I had the privilege of chatting with local mayors, who are just two or three generations removed from those who lived in Normandy and assisted our servicemen on June 6, 1944.....
Memories and Milestones

Memories and Milestones

26 May 2014
Memorial Day is a special and significant day for Americans and Allies, to reflect on those who have sacrificed so much for so many. This year several milestones in U.S. and European military history are marked, including the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June and the centennial observations of World War I.

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