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Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

Definition/Scope: (NATO SACT) HQ SACT is the physical headquarters of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Stephane Abrial, and houses the command structure of NATO?s Allied Command Transformation (ACT). Located in Norfolk, VA, USA, HQ SACT directs ACT’s various subordinate commands including the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), The Joint Forces Training Centre (JFTC), the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), various NATO Schools, the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC), and various Centres of Excellence. HQ SACT itself is organised into a Command Group, the Capability Development Division, the Joint Force Trainer Division, the Strategic Plans & Policy Division, the Integrated Resources Management Division, the Military cooperation Division, National Liaison Representatives, the Partnership for Peace Staff Element and Reservists responsible to HQ SACT. HQ SACT is the focus and motivating force that enables Allied Command Transformation’s key function of leading NATO’s Transformation. Its functions are consistent with NAC (North Atlantic Council) priorities and objectives: HQ SACT provides the conceptual framework for the conduct of future combined joint operations; defines how future operations will be conducted and the capabilities they will need; takes new operational concepts, from others or self-generated, assess their viability and value, and brings them to maturity through doctrine development, scientific research, experimentation and technological development; and then implements them both through persuading nations individually or collectively to acquire the capability, and through providing the education and training, enables the concept to be implemented by NATO forces OLD VERSION Commander of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation and simultaneously Commander, US Joint Forces Command.



Broader Terms:

NATO personnel

Narrower Terms:

Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre
Joint Force Training Centre
Joint Warfare Centre

Related Terms:

Allied Command Transformation
Commander, Joint Forces Command

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