WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

NATO history in the making at Va. command

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A French general is set to make history today as he takes command of NATO's only strategic command in North America.

He'll be the first non-American officer in the alliance's 60-year history to permanently fill a command post.

Gen. Stephane Abrial will be one of NATO's two supreme allied commanders. The posts are traditionally filled by four-star U.S. generals. Abrial succeeds U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at NATO's Allied Common Transformation in Norfolk, Va.

The historic change-of-command ceremony is scheduled aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is scheduled to speak.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 58062887