Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw visited NATO Startegic Communications Centre of Excellence on 12 April. He met with the Director Jānis Sārts, Chief of Staff Colonel Vytautas Reklaitis and Branch Chiefs.

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw assumed his current appointment as DSACEUR on 28 March 2014. This key command position is traditionally held by an officer from the United Kingdom or Germany. General Bradshaw is a British Army Officer who previously was the deputy commander of ISAF and recently commanded the Land Forces of the United Kingdom.

The DSACEUR’s primary responsibility is to act as the deputy for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). Two major focus areas for the DSACEUR include the generation of forces for operational missions and the coordination of interaction between NATO and the European Union. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) is one of NATO’s two strategic commanders and is the head of Allied Command Operations (ACO). He is responsible to NATO’s highest military authority, the Military Committee, for the conduct of all NATO military operations.

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw came Latvia on the occasion of the Allied Reach Conference 2016. Allied Reach 2016 (AR 16) is a biennial conference for NATO military leaders organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) that was created for the mutual exchange of ideas affecting military, strategic and transformational issues from an operational point of view. AR 16 brings together the senior military leadership of NATO to discuss, reflect and provide the best military advice on real-world strategic issues and future challenges that effect the Alliance. SACT and SACEUR will take findings from AR 16 to adapt concepts, make improvements to the way NATO conducts business and review innovative insights on how NATO can address future challenges.