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Allied Command Operations

(ACO)
Allied Command Operations (ACO) is responsible for the planning and
execution of all Alliance operations. It consists of a small number of
permanently established headquarters, each with a specific role. The Supreme
Allied Commander, Europe - or SACEUR – assumes the overall command of
operations at the strategic level and exercises his responsibilities from the
headquarters in Mons, Belgium: the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers
Europe, more commonly known as SHAPE.

Highlights

ACO, located at SHAPE in Mons, Belgium, is responsible for the planning and execution
of all NATO military operations.

The command’s aim is to maintain the integrity of Alliance territory, safeguard freedom
of the seas and economic lifelines and preserve or restore the security of its members.

 It is headed by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. the NCS plays an essential role in preserving cohesion and solidarity within the Alliance. an armed attack against the territory of any of the European¹ Allies. maintaining and strengthening the vital transatlantic link and promoting the principle of equitable sharing among Allies of the roles. operational and tactical. with the overarching aim of maintaining the integrity of Alliance territory. ACO was principally affected by this reform. Decisions to streamline NATO’s military command structure were taken in June 2011 as part of a wider process of reform. a Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Group has been formed as part of the military command structure to provide additional deployable communication and information systems support. in the current security environment. the reform will lead to an estimated reduction in personnel of approximately 30 per cent (from 13. Once fully implemented. Together they form what is called the NATO Command Structure (NCS). With this reform. forces. ACO is one of two strategic commands at the head of NATO’s military command structure. Elements of ACO will gain in flexibility and provide a deployable Command and Control (C2) capability at the operational level. ACO is one of two strategic commands at the head of NATO’s military command structure. and to preserve or restore the security of NATO member countries. when all entities involved will reach full operational capability. Links with the NATO Force Structure will be reinforced.000 to 8. as well as the benefits of collective defence. operational and tactical levels. offering choices and options for rapid intervention that have not previously been available to the Alliance. the full implementation of which is expected by the end of 2015. the other is Allied Command Transformation (ACT). risks and responsibilities. which as its name indicates. . Ultimately. or SACEUR. Moreover. Rules of deployment and transfer of authority to NATO command can vary from country to country. deploying forces further afield has become the norm. safeguarding freedom of the seas and economic lifelines. who exercises his responsibilities from SHAPE. Moreover. new tasks stemming from the 2010 Strategic Concept were included and the Alliance’s level of ambition maintained. whose function is first and foremost to be able to address threats and should deterrence fail. leads the transformation of NATO’s military structure. The military command structure proper has been downsized from 11 entities to seven². National contributions are made available for NATO operations at appropriate states of readiness when required. The Force Structure is composed of Allied national and multinational deployable forces and headquarters placed at the Alliance’s disposal by member countries on a permanent or temporary basis. capabilities and doctrine.  It consists of a small number of permanently established headquarters operating at the strategic.800). ACO must ensure the ability to operate at three overlapping levels: strategic.

These figures cover Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation.1. Allied Command Operations . Joint forces are forces from two or more military departments working under a single command and combined forces are forces from different countries working under a single command. commanded and controlled in accordance with bilateral arrangements and not under the auspices of the NATO Command Structure. ACO is a three-tier command with headquarters and supporting elements at the strategic. This is not meant to imply that the NATO Command Structure should not be able to support the United States and Canada should the territory of these two Allies be subject to an armed attack. the NATO Command Structure’s operational area of responsibility does not include the territory of the United States or Canada. It is considered that whereas Article 5 applies to the entire NATO Treaty Area. is at the head of six operational commands. It exercises command and control of static and deployable headquarters. THE MILITARY STRUCTURE As previously explained. 2. at the strategic level. operational and tactical level. two of which are supported by tactical (or component) level entities. as well as joint and combined forces across the full range of the Alliance’s military missions. but rather to acknowledge that defensive operations on the territory of these two Allies will be conducted. SHAPE.

it can assist ACO in dealing with other headquarters which are deployed in theatre for day-to-day . Effectively. SACEUR is responsible to the Military Committee. or from a deployed headquarters when operating directly in a theatre of operation. Italy. ACO is headed by SACEUR. who exercises his responsibilities from SHAPE. and one in Naples. However. conduct and sustain NATO operations of different size and scope. they need to be able to manage a major joint operation either from their static location in Brunssum or Naples. Operational level commands: Brunssum and Naples The operational level consists of two standing Joint Force Commands (JFCs): one in Brunssum. security and the territorial integrity of Alliance. the Netherlands. missions and tasks in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Alliance. When deployed. which shares many of the same geographical responsibilities. When a Joint Force Command is not deployed. the deployed headquarter is referred to as a Joint Task Force HQ or JTFHQ and should be able to operate for a period of up to one year. The Military Committee is the primary source of military advice to the NAC and NPG. Traditionally. Both have to be prepared to plan. conduct and execute NATO military operations. a Joint Force Command is only charged to command one operation at a time. As such it contributes to the deterrence of aggression and the preservation of peace. In the latter case. SACEUR is dualhatted as the commander of the US European Command.Strategic level command: SHAPE SHAPE is a strategic headquarters. Its role is to prepare. which is the senior military authority in NATO under the overall political authority of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Nuclear Planning Group (NPG). he is a United States Flag or General officer. the elements of the Joint Force Command which have not deployed can provide support to other operations and missions. plan.

conducts and supports joint maritime operations. the United Kingdom: this command’s role is to provide command and control for the full spectrum of joint maritime operations and tasks. for instance. Headquarters Allied Maritime Command (HQ MARCOM). it plans.  Land command. From its location in Northwood. Izmir. It is also the Alliance’s principal . Izmir is also the principal land advisor for the Alliance and contributes to development and transformation. It can also provide the core land capability for a joint operation (major or not) or a deployable command and control capability for a land operation.  Maritime command. as directed by SACEUR. Northwood and Ramstein Land. Tactical level commands: Izmir. Northwood. maritime and air commands. They report directly to SHAPE and come under the command of SACEUR. Headquarters Allied Land Command (HQ LANDCOM). engagement and outreach within its area of expertise.matters and assist. maritime and air commands The tactical (or component) level consists of what is called Single Service Commands (SSCs): land. The two commands at this level are also responsible for engaging with key partners and regional organisations in order to support regional NATO HQ tasks and responsibilities. they support the reinforcement of cooperation with partners participating in NATO operations and help to prepare partner countries for NATO membership. with the training and preparation for future rotations. Additionally. These service-specific commands provide expertise and support to the Joint Force Commands at the operational level in Brunssum or Naples. Turkey: this command’s role is to provide a deployable land command and control capability in support of a Joint Force Command running an operation larger than a major joint operation.

Germany: this command’s role is to plan and direct the air component of Alliance operations and missions. and the execution of Alliance air and missile defence operations and missions. HQ AIRCOM (Ramstein) is supported by Combined Air Operations Centres (CAOC) in Torrejon. Ramstein has additional air command and control elements available: two Combined Air Operations Centres and a Deployable Air Command and Control Centre. as well as one Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) in Poggio Renatico. i. Germany. Ramstein. Ramstein is also the Alliance’s principal air advisor and contributes to development and transformation.. . The air elements are also structured in a more flexible way to take account of the experience gained in NATO-led operations. Italy. Spain and in Uedem. Northwood is ready to command a small maritime joint operation or act as the maritime component in support of an operation larger than a major joint operation. engagement and outreach within its area of expertise. Additional air support To carry out its missions and tasks. Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM).  Air command. from Ramstein or can act as Air Component Command to support an operation which is as big or bigger than a major joint operation. To reinforce its capability.e. engagement and outreach within its area of expertise.maritime advisor and contributes to development and transformation. Ramstein. with adequate support from within and outside the NATO Command Structure can provide command and control for a small joint air operation from its static location.

a Deployable Sensors Section.  DACCC: this entity based in Italy consists of three elements. as well as CIS operations and exercises planning and control. Communication and information systems Communication and information systems (CIS) have been split into two: the deployable CIS capabilities and the static CIS capabilities. and thirdly. The D-AOC is an element focused on the production of combat plans and the conduct of combat operations. It has no territorial responsibilities assigned during peacetime. but supplements the HQ AIRCOM when required. Belgium will provide deployable communications and information systems support for ACO. which supports operations. CAOCs: both the CAOC in Spain and in Germany are composed of two parts. The provision of the static and central CIS capabilities is the responsibility of the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA). One part is a Static Air Defence Centre (SADC) responsible for air policing and the other. It acts as the coordinating authority for command and control services support to operations. which is not part of the NATO Command Structure. . The NATO CIS Group is responsible for the provision of all deployable CIS capabilities. which provides both air defence radar and passive electronic support measures tracker capabilities that are deployable. area air surveillance and production of a recognised air picture and other tactical control functions. a DARS or Deployable Air Control Centre + Recognized Air Picture Production Centre + Sensor Fusion Post. which has the same role as a CAOC. Firstly. secondly. a DAOC. The NATO CIS Group based in Mons. The DARS is responsible for the control of air missions including surface-to-air missiles. a Deployable Air Operations Centre (D-AOC). air traffic management and control.

the multinational E-3A and the E-3D. Germany. and Bydgoszcz. STRIKFORNATO is a rapidly deployable maritime headquarters that provides scalable command and control across the full spectrum of the Alliance’s fundamental security tasks. Grazzanise. NATO operates this fleet.The NATO Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Group will be supported by three NATO Signals Battalions located at Wesel. It focuses on maritime operations and. has moved from Italy to Portugal. air and . The NAEW&C Force comprises three elements: a multinational HQ (Mons) and two operational components. AWACS and AGS Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO). Germany. It comprises 11 participating countries and serves as a link for integrating US maritime forces into NATO operations. NATO Air Base (NAB) Geilenkirchen. The Force Commander is conducting a comprehensive Force Review that will determine the size and shape of the Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) capability for the future and is adapting the capability to match the new manpower ceilings decided in the context of the new Command Structure. They are multinational structures that are not part of the Command Structure. STRIKFORNATO. Italy. is home to 17 Boeing E-3A 'Sentry' AWACS aircrafts. NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF) and Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) are part of the NATO Immediate Response Capability. but are available for the Alliance and organized under Memorandums of Understanding and Technical Agreements (MOU/ TA) signed by the respective contributing countries. Poland. Final agreement is awaited on the NATO NAEW&C Force. which provides the Alliance with an immediately available airborne command and control (C2). These three will be complemented by various smaller elements (Deployable CIS modules) elsewhere. as part of NATO reforms.

is manned by RAF personnel only. The United Kingdom exercises limited participation. The AGS system will consist of five Global Hawk Unmanned Airborne Vehicles and the associated command and control base stations. . Evolution The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers. France. Using advanced radar sensors. headed by Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT) was activated a year later. United Kingdom. Allied Command. SHAPE was relocated to Mons.maritime surveillance and battle-space management capability. neutral and opposing ground and surface entities. after France’s withdrawal from NATO’s integrated military structure. continuous information and situational awareness concerning friendly. these systems will continuously detect and track moving objects and will provide radar imagery of areas of interest and stationary objects. The system will be fully trained and equipped to participate in NATO approved operations worldwide and available at graduated levels of readiness. In 1967. but her fleet of E-3D aircraft is an integral part of the NAEW&C Force. on 10 April 1952. Lincolnshire. Atlantic. Europe (SHAPE) was activated on 2 April 1951. as part of an effort to establish an integrated and effective NATO military force. It is expected to be available to the Alliance in the 2015-2017 timeframe. in Rocquencourt. The fleet of six Boeing E-3D aircraft based in Waddington. NATO is acquiring an Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system that will provide SACEUR with the capabilities for near real-time. Italy. Belgium. as well as support facilities provided by the AGS’ main operating base at Sigonella.

The reform resulted in a significant reduction in headquarters and Combined Air Operations Centres – from 32 command centres down to 9 – and reflected a fundamental shift in Alliance thinking. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe and his staff at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) situated in Mons. During the 2002 Prague Summit. In essence. Europe (SACEUR). the decision was taken to conduct a far-reaching reform of the NATO Command Structure as part of an overall reform of NATO. NATO’s military Command Structure was again reorganised with a focus on becoming leaner and more efficient. This in turn led to NATO’s Long Term Study to examine the Integrated Military Structure and put forward proposals for change to the Alliance’s force structures. it will provide a real . The former Allied Command Europe (ACE) became the Allied Command Operations (ACO). The reform was conducted with the development of the Strategic Concept 2010 firmly in mind and has focused on ensuring that the Alliance can confront the security challenges of the 21st century effectively and efficiently. In comparison to the previous structures. were henceforth responsible for all Alliance operations. Belgium. The new Command Structure is forward-looking and flexible. command structures and common infrastructure. there were three Regional Commanders under the Supreme Allied Commander.The London Declaration of July 1990 was a decisive turning point in the history of the Alliance and led to the adoption of the new Alliance Strategic Concept in November 1991. and one for Europe. reflecting a broader approach to security. including those previously undertaken by SACLANT. as well as leaner and more affordable. Atlantic (SACLANT) and two under the Supreme Allied Commander. In 2010. the Cold War command structure was reduced from 78 headquarters to 20 with two overarching Strategic Commanders (SC). one for the Atlantic.

It transitioned to its new format (Transition Day) on 1 December 2012 and is expected to be fully implemented by the end of 2015. It also offers a more coherent structure that will be understood by other international organisations and partners.deployable. The new Command Structure was approved by NATO defence ministers in June 2011. command and control capability at the operational level. multinational. NATO Organization  Civilian structure  Military structure  Organisations and agencies TOPICS  Military organisation and structures  Organisations and agencies  NATO Reform Civilian structure NATO Headquarters Permanent Representatives and National Delegations International Staff (IS) Private Office (PO) Political Affairs and Security Policy Division NATO Liaison Office (NLO) in Georgia Office of the NATO Liaison Officer (NLO) in Central Asia Partnership for Peace Documentation Center .

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TR The NATO CIS Group Rapidly Deployable Corps Headquarters Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Innsworth-Gloucester.Izmir.Brunssum. BA NATO Headquarters Skopje (NHQSk) . former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ Headquarters Allied Maritime Command HQ . NL Resolute Support Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command Naples .Naples. DE Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Torrejón Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Uedem Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) Headquarters Allied Land Command .Skopje. UK - . Control and Communications Staff (HQC3) Partner Country Representation NATO Committee on Gender Perspective (NCGP) NATO Military Audiovisual Working Group Allied Command Operations (ACO) Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe (SHAPE) . BE Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command HQ Brunssum . Armaments and Resources Division NATO Situation Centre Financial Controller NATO HQ Consultation. GB Standing NATO Maritime Groups Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) MARCOM Subordinate Commands NATO Maritime Air Command (COMMARAIR) NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO) NATO Shipping Centre Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM) .International Military Staff Plans and Policy Division Operations Division Intelligence Division Cooperation and Regional Security Division Logistics. IT NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQSa) .Sarajevo.Northwood.Ramstein.Mons.

Oberammergau.Norfolk.Headquarters EUROCORPS in Strasbourg. PT NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) . NO NATO Training Group NATO Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) .STRIKFORNATO .Milan. DE Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Spain . DE Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre . PT Other NATO Command & Staff Organisations Canada-US Regional Planning Group (CUSRPG) Combined Joint Planning Staff (CJPS) . FR Multinational Corps Northeast .Istanbul.Lisbon. PL NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) . GR NATO School . IT Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey . ES Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps France in Lille. TR Headquarters Rapid Deployable German-Netherlands Corps .Münster.Bydgoszcz. GR Other Staffs and Commands Responsible to SACEUR Immediate Reaction Forces (Maritime) Naval Striking and Support Forces . US Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) .Valencia. FR Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Greece in Thessaloniki. BE Organisations and agencies Support NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Logistics Operations segment Central Europe Pipeline System Programme NATO Airlift Management Programme Communications and information NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) NATO C3 Organisation NATO CIS Services Agency (NCSA) NATO Consultation.Stavanger.Szczecin.Lisbon.Mons.Souda Naval Base. Command and Control Agency (NC3A) . Crete. PL Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Italy .

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NL Resolute Support Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command Naples .Mons. Armaments and Resources Division NATO Situation Centre Financial Controller NATO HQ Consultation. former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ Headquarters Allied Maritime Command HQ .Brunssum. IT NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQSa) .Naples. DE Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Torrejón Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Uedem Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) Headquarters Allied Land Command . BE Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command HQ Brunssum . BA NATO Headquarters Skopje (NHQSk) .Skopje.Northwood.Ramstein. TR The NATO CIS Group Rapidly Deployable Corps Headquarters Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction . Control and Communications Staff (HQC3) Partner Country Representation NATO Committee on Gender Perspective (NCGP) NATO Military Audiovisual Working Group Allied Command Operations (ACO) Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe (SHAPE) .Plans and Policy Division Operations Division Intelligence Division Cooperation and Regional Security Division Logistics.Izmir. GB Standing NATO Maritime Groups Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) MARCOM Subordinate Commands NATO Maritime Air Command (COMMARAIR) NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO) NATO Shipping Centre Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM) .Sarajevo.

UK Headquarters EUROCORPS in Strasbourg. PT Other NATO Command & Staff Organisations Canada-US Regional Planning Group (CUSRPG) Combined Joint Planning Staff (CJPS) .Valencia.Milan.Istanbul. GR Other Staffs and Commands Responsible to SACEUR Immediate Reaction Forces (Maritime) Naval Striking and Support Forces . BE . DE Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre .STRIKFORNATO . PL NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) Souda Naval Base. US Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) .Lisbon.Szczecin.Stavanger. FR Multinational Corps Northeast .Innsworth-Gloucester. IT Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey . NO NATO Training Group NATO Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) .Lisbon. FR Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Greece in Thessaloniki. Crete. TR Headquarters Rapid Deployable German-Netherlands Corps Münster.Bydgoszcz. ES Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps France in Lille.Mons.Corps (ARRC) . DE Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Spain . PL Headquarters Rapid Deployable Corps Italy .Oberammergau. PT NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) Norfolk. GR NATO School .