Allied Command Atlantic


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Noun1.Allied Command Atlantic - a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
SACLANT, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic - commanding officer of ACLANT; a general of the United States Army nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the North Atlantic Council
headquarters - (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
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His previous duty stations include Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.; USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10); Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.; American Embassy, Kuwait; Fitting Out Supply Support Assistance Center, Norfolk, Va.; USS Nassau (LHA 4); Commander-in-Chief, U.S.
The new structure is based in a strategic command responsible for transforming the Alliance-Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia (formerly Strategic Allied Command Atlantic), and a second strategic command responsible for the operational aspects of NATO--Allied Command Operations, or Strategic Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).
Most controversial was the transformation of SACLANT (Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, in Norfolk) from a strategic command to a "functional" command.

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