OEIRAS, PORTUGAL – STRIKFORNATO’s Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Guy Robinson OBE, and Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Marcus Annibale, welcomed the Honorable Gregory J. Slavonic, the U.S. Under Secretary of the Navy (Acting), to STRIKFORNATO’s headquarters today, 25th of September.
The U.S. Under Secretary of the Navy and the STRIKFORNATO command group discussed STRIKFORNATO’s unique role, mission and capabilities within the NATO Alliance.
“Our key strength is our ability to integrate U.S. high-end naval and amphibious forces into NATO operations”
“It was an honour to host the Under Secretary of the Navy at our headquarters to discuss STRIKFORNATO’s distinctive mission and its evolving role within NATO. Our key strength is our ability to integrate U.S. high-end naval and amphibious forces into NATO operations; I welcome every opportunity to engage with senior leaders on how we do that.”, said RAdm. Robinson.
Secretary Gregory J. Slavonic serves as the deputy and principal assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Management Officer for the Department of the Navy. Additionally, he oversees intelligence activities, intelligence-related activities, special access programs, critical infrastructure, and sensitive activities within the Department.
STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly deployable and scalable headquarters capable of planning and executing full spectrum joint maritime operations and providing command and control of maritime Ballistic Missile Defence. As part of this mission, STRIKFORNATO is responsible for the integration of U.S. naval, carrier, and amphibious forces into NATO operations to provide assurance, deterrence, and collective defence for the Alliance. STRIKFORNATO is comprised of 13 member nations: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the U.K. and U.S.