NATO: PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS

6th February 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which NATO appointments are held by British officers by (a) rank, (b) responsibility and (c) location.

Mike Penning, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: The UK holds 952 posts in the NATO Command Structure, of which 484 are Officers. The UK is the second largest contributer to the NATO command structure. The key appointments (at 1-Star and above) are shown below.

 

Appointment

Location

Rank

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR)

Mons, Belgium

OF-9

UK Military Representative Headquarters NATO & EU

Brussels, Belgium

OF-8

Director Operations and Plans, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Mons, Belgium

OF-7

Deputy Commander, NATO Headquarters Air Command

Ramstein, Germany

OF-8

Commander, NATO Headquarters Maritime Command

Northwood, UK

OF-8

Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Command (Transformation)

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

OF-8

Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Allied Joint Force Command

Naples, Italy

OF-7

Deputy Commander, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps

Milan, Italy

OF-7

Deputy Commander, NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces

Lisbon, Portugal

OF-7

 

UK personnel are usually appointed to NATO for a period of three years. The number of UK personnel appointed to NATO in the last twelve months is shown in the table below:

 

LOCATION

RESPONSIBILITY

RANK

NUMBER

Mons, Belgium

Staff

OF-6

2

Staff

OF-5

5

Staff

OF-4

15

Staff

OF-3

1

 

Brussels, Belgium

Command

OF-8

1

Command

OF-7

1

Staff

OF-6

2

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

7

Staff

OF-3

2

Staff

OF-2

2

 

 

 

 

Sofia, Bulgaria

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Lille, France

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

1

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Geilenkirchen, Germany

Staff

OF-4

1

Staff

OF-2

1

 

 

 

 

Munster, Germany

Staff

OF-4

1

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Oberammergau, Germany

Staff

OF-4

2

 

 

 

 

Uedem, Germany

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

1

 

 

 

2

Ramstein, Germany

Command

OF-8

1

Staff

OF-4

2

Staff

OF-3

5

Staff

OF-2

1

 

 

 

 

Milan, Italy

Command

OF-7

1

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

2

Staff

OF-3

2

 

 

 

 

Naples, Italy

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

6

Staff

OF-3

5

 

 

 

 

Poggio Renatico, Italy

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Riga, Latvia

Staff

OF-4

1

 

 

 

2

Brunssum, Netherlands

Staff

OF-5

2

Staff

OF-4

7

Staff

OF-3

4

Staff

OF-2

1

 

 

 

 

Stavanger, Norway

Staff

OF-5

1

 

 

 

 

Bydgoszcz, Poland,

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

Lisbon, Portugal

Staff

OF-4

1

 

Staff

OF-3

2

 

 

 

Bucharest, Romania

Staff

OF-4

1

Staff

OF-3

2

 

 

 

 

Torrejon, Spain

Staff

OF-4

1

Staff

OF-3

3

 

 

 

Izmir, Turkey

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

2

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Northwood, UK

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-3

1

Staff

OF-2

1

 

 

 

 

Blandford, UK

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

 

Yeovilton, UK

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

 

Huntingdon, UK

Staff

OF-4

1

 

 

 

 

Norfolk, VA - USA

Staff

OF-5

1

Staff

OF-4

4

Staff

OF-3

1

 

 

Key:

 

 

Royal Navy

Royal Marines

Army

Royal Air Force

OF 9

Admiral

General

General

Air Chief Marshal

OF 8

Vice Admiral

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Air Marshal

OF 7

Rear Admiral

Major General

Major General

Air Vice-Marshal

OF 6

Commodore

Brigadier

Brigadier

Air Commodore

OF 5

Captain

Colonel

Colonel

Group Captain

OF 4

Commander

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Wing Commander

OF 3

Lieutenant Commander

Major

Major

Squadron Leader

OF 2

Lieutenant

Captain

Captain

Flight Lieutenant

 

Further information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

 

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