NATO MILITARY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE
The Military Committee meets three times per year: twice at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and once in one of the NATO member states. The conference is held at the level of Chiefs of Defence to discuss NATO operations and missions and provide the North Atlantic Council with consensus-based military advice on how the Alliance can best meet global security challenges.
The NATO Military Committee meetings bring together Allied Nations in order to provide strategic military advice to the North Atlantic Council. The Committee is responsible for translating political decisions and guidance into military directions and recommendations aimed at achieving the Alliance’s goals – the defence of all NATO nations.
On a day-to-day basis, the work of the Committee is carried out by the permanent Military Representatives at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
This year’s conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia will be hosted by Chief of the General Staff, Major General Alenka Ermenc, and chaired by Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, with support from his strategic commanders. The key topics of the conference discussions will include missions, operational activities, maintaining readiness and the Alliance’s deterrence posture, and building a concept of warfare in the modern security environment that will be able to meet contemporary security challenges.
History of the NATO Military Committee (MC) conference