U.S. Army 4-Star General to Become NATO’s New Supreme Commander

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:23am

Military Times reports that “the NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and ‘a soldiers’ general.'”  

“U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti was installed as head of the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) in Stuttgart, Germany, and will become NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe following a separate ceremony Wednesday at the alliance’s military headquarters in southern Belgium.”  

“Scaparrotti, 60, will be the 18th U.S. officer to hold the post since Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first NATO supreme commander in 1951.”