The North Atlantic Council has approved the nomination of General Christopher G. Cavoli, United States Army, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
General Cavoli is currently serving as Commander, United States Army Europe and Africa.
Upon completion of national confirmation processes, he will take up his appointment as the successor to General Tod D. Wolters, United States Air Force, who is scheduled to retire, at a change of command ceremony at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, expected in the summer of 2022.
Cavoli will take charge of some 100,000 US troops from all services stationed in Europe. He will take charge of the daily US military effort to assess Russian military moves in Europe and oversee the supply of US and allied weapons into Ukraine. European Command has established an extensive effort to coordinate Ukraine’s weapons requests and help work to see what can be provided by both the US and the allies.
Weapons shipments have continuously arrived along NATO’s eastern flank where they are picked up by Ukrainian personnel and brought into the country by rail or truck.
Forces in European Command have also begun training small numbers of Ukrainian forces outside of the country on key systems such as towed artillery.
Cavoli speaks Russian and served as Russia Director on the Staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He also served a combat tour in western Afghanistan and has extensive knowledge of land-based combat operations.