NATO — New Chief of Staff arrives at SHAPE

Today at SHAPE, cer­e­monies took place for the out-going Chief of Staff, Gen­er­al Karl-Heinz Lath­er, Ger­man Army, and the in-com­ing Chief of Staff, Gen­er­al Man­fred Lange, Ger­man Air Force.

General Manfred Lange, new Chief of Staff
Gen­er­al Man­fred Lange, new Chief of Staff
Source: NATO

At a recep­tion held at the SHAPE Club, Gen Lath­er bid farewell to col­leagues, staff and friends. He then pro­ceed­ed to his final office call with SACEUR Adm James Stavridis, which was also attend­ed by Mrs Stavridis, DSACEUR Gen Sir John McColl and Lady McColl, and Mrs Lath­er.

After the office call, an Hon­our Guard Depar­ture Cer­e­mo­ny for the out-going Chief of Staff, Gen Lath­er, took place in front of the Head­quar­ters build­ing.

In-com­ing Chief of Staff Gen Lange then arrived in front of the Head­quar­ters build­ing. He was greet­ed by an Hon­our Guard Wel­come Cer­e­mo­ny, after which he attend­ed his first office call with the SACEUR.

Source:
Allied Com­mand Oper­a­tions
NATO

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