NATO's operations capability is institutionalized in its Strategic Command known as Allied Command Operations (ACO), which is still referred to by its legacy name: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).
NATO training guidance comes from Bi-Strategic Command Directive (Bi-SC) 75-3, which not only outlines the collective training process, but also outlines the key roles played by commanders in Allied Command Transformation and Allied Command Operations.
174) This authority is implemented within both Allied Command Operations (ACO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT) by BiStrategic Command (Bi-SC) Directive, 60-70.
Current Operations, ALLIED COMMAND OPERATIONS, http://aco.
Allied Command Operations
, led by SHAPE in Belgium, will continue to serve as the strategic command responsible for executing NATO operations.
SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Casteau, Belgium is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations
(ACO), one of NATO's two main military commands, the other being Allied Command Transformation (ACT) headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
Force Command Headquarters is collocated with Allied Command Operations (ACO) in Casteau, Belgium.
See Figure 2 on page 13 for a map of these locations, including Allied Command Operations.
The largest benefactor of the annual Allied Command Operations NATO military budget is the NAEW&C Force E-3A Component at Geilenkirchen, Germany, whose O&M budget for 2004 approaches $300M (depending upon the exchange rate), accounting for about 39% of the total.
After going final and upon approval by the Component Commander, the final operating and support budget is submitted to Allied Command Operations for onward submission to the Military Budget Committee and the participating nations.
Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied Command Operations
and head of the US European Command, will be in the central province of KyrE-ehir to meet with Turkish military officers to discuss the latest preparations to launch the long-anticipated training program in Turkey.
Additional assignments included the security detail of The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon for General Myers on Sept 11th, Manager of the Intelligence Division at Moody AFB, security for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Belgium, Headquarters of Allied Command Operations
Previous to command, he served as the Chief, Counterintelligence Section, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Allied Command Operations
, Mons, Belgium.