This week, Norfolk NATO Festival will celebrate its 70th year and the festivities will also commemorate the 20th anniversary since NATO changed the mission of its Norfolk headquarters and renamed it Allied Command Transformation (ACT).  Below is a link to a great article in VEER Magazine which includes interview comments from the current Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Phillip Lavigne of the French Air & Space Force as well as the following who served at the command in Norfolk: General Jim Mattis, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (2007-09) and the 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense; General Denis Mercier, French Air & Space Force (Ret.), NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (2015-18) and Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt, United Kingdom Royal Navy, NATO ACT Chief of Staff (2011-13), currently Master of The King’s Household in London.

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