NATO Post to DGA’s Patrick Auroy

06.09.2010 New Appointments
NATO Post to DGA’s Patrick Auroy

NATO Post to DGA’s Patrick Auroy

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Laurent Teisseire, Spokesman for the French Ministry of Defense, said that NATO appointed Patrick Auroy to one of the 6 Assistant Secretary-General posts for defense investments.
Auroy is the Deputy Director of the Direction Générale pour l'Armement (DGA) and is second to Laurent Collet-Billon, Director of DGA. His selection was done in “open competition and not on the basis of national selection”, Teisseire stressed.
In his new mission, Auroy will promote and develop cooperation between NATO members and translating them into investment programs among the states and within the alliance organization. He will report directly to NATO’s Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and will head the defense investment department of the international secretariat of the alliance.
A graduate of the infamous Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Auroy joined the DGA in 1981 as a helicopter flight-test engineer at the Brétigny flight test center. Later, he became the Director of the Istres flight test center. He was appointed Deputy Head of the DGA this past October.
Auroy will resign his seats on the boards of the ONERA Defense Research Agency and CNES National Space Agency prior to taking up his new NATO position.

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