Allied Command Operations (ACO)

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1951, as Allied Command Europe (ACE) -- Commandement allié en Europe (CAE) -- Alliierter Kommandobereich Europa as one of the originally 4, now 2, commands of C-XC3005 - NATO. Current title adopted 1 Sep 2003.


/Task of ACO/: focus on planning and executing NATO operations. /Task of Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR): contribute to preserving the peace, security and territorial integrity of NATO member nations; contribute to crisis management and provide effective defence of NATO territory and forces; should aggression occur, execute all military measures within capability and authority of the command to demonstrate the solidarity of the Alliance and the preparedness to maintain the integrity of Alliance territory, to safeguard freedom of the seas and of economic lifelines and to preserve or restore the security of the NATO area of responsibility.


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Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) assisted by political and scientific advisers in addition to military staff, with headquarters E-XE5515 - Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). National Military Representatives (NMRs) from member countries provide military liaison. Subordinate commands on operational level within ACO responsible to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe: F-XK0384 - Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum), based at Joint Force Command Headquarters North, Brunssum (Netherlands); F-XK0389 - Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples), based at Joint Force Command Headquarter, Naples (Italy). Single Component Commands on the tactical level are located in Germany (Air Force), Turkey (Army) and UK (Navy).


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