NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Dialogues with Faculty and Students
On Friday, October 31, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs hosted General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command. General Breedlove met with a small cohort of Nunn School faculty, and graduate and undergraduates for a discussion of the strategic challenges currently facing NATO. Spending the majority of the meeting taking questions from students, General Breedlove reviewed the Russian hybrid war concept, US military force structure and impact of budget reductions, the NATO approach to cyber-warfare, and the political dynamics to military considerations.
A Fighter Pilot by trade, General Breedlove is a Command Pilot with over 3,500 flying hours primarily in the F-16. He has flown combat missions in Operation Joint Forge supporting the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Operation Joint Guardian to implement the peace settlement in Kosovo. In addition to General Breedlove’s significant command assignments, he has served in a variety of senior leadership positions for the U.S. Air Force including: the senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force; the Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff; the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements for Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.General Breedlove was commissioned in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of Georgia Tech’s ROTC program and was raised in Forest Park, Georgia.
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- Created: 11/03/2014
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- Modified: 10/07/2016