NATO Press Release: NATO Secretary General attends SACT change of command ceremony

6 September 2018

PR (2018) 104

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Norfolk, Virginia in the United States, on Thursday 13 September, to attend the ceremony marking the change of command at the Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT). The Secretary General will be accompanied by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the NATO Ambassadors and the Military Committee.

At the ceremony, French Air Force General Denis Mercier will hand over command to French Air Force General André Lanata as the new Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. The Secretary General will make remarks to mark the occasion.


11:00 local / 15:00 GMT / 17:00 CET: Ceremony of change of command (open to press)

The event will be webstreamed live on the NATO website (TBC).

Still and video images will be available on the NATO website after the event.


Media wishing to attend the event must register by Sept. 10, 22h00 CET at  or +1-757-747-3245.

More information about the event and accreditation for media are available here

For media queries:

NATO Brussels Press Office: +32 2 707 5041

NATO ACT Norfolk Public Affairs Office: + 1 757 747 3600,


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