Chairman of the European Union Military Committee

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Chairman of the European Union Military Committee
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CEUMC coat of arms
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EUMC coat of arms
Claudio Graziano.JPG
Incumbent
General Claudio Graziano

since 6 November 2018
European Union Military Committee
Reports toHigh Representative
SeatKortenberg building, Brussels, Belgium
Term length3 years
Inaugural holderGeneral Gustav Hägglund
FormationDecember 2000
Websiteeuropa.eu

The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC) is the four-star rank officer representing and presiding over the European Union's (EU) Military Committee (EUMC), composed of the chiefs of defence (CHODs) of the EU member states. The chairman is selected by the national chiefs of defence and appointed by the Council of the European Union for a three year term.

Task[edit]

The chairman has the following tasks:[1]

The relationship between the High Representative, the Military Staff and Military Committee as of November 2017:[2] Colour key:
     High Representative (a Vice-President of the Commission)
     Coat of arms of the European Union Military Committee.svg Military Committee (EUMC; a Council body)
     Coat of arms of the European Union Military Staff.svg Military Staff (EUMS; a Directorate-General of the External Action Service)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High Representative
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chairman EUMC
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Working Group
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Working Group/Headline Goal Task Force
 
 
 
 
Director General EUMS/
Director MPCC
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Legal advisor
 
Deputy Director General
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Horizontal Coordination
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Chief of Staff for SynchronisationEU cell at SHAPE
 
 
EU Liaison at the UN in NYAssistant Chief of Staff for External Relations
 
NATO Permanent Liaison Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Concepts & Capabilities
Directorate
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Intelligence
Directorate
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Operations
Directorate
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Logistics
Directorate
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Communications & Information Systems
Directorate
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Military Planning and
Conduct Capability
(MPCC)
Chief of Staff
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Working Group
Current Operations


Role in command and control of missions[edit]

The EU command and control (C2) structure, as directed by political bodies which are composed of member states's representatives and generally require unanimous decisions, as of April 2019:[3]

Liaison:          Advice and recommendations          Support and monitoring          Preparatory work     
Political strategic level:
ISS
 
 
 
 
 
 
EUCO Pres. (EUCO)
 
 
 
Chain of command
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coordination/support
 
SatCen
 
 
CIVCOM
 
 
HR/VP (FAC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTCEN
 
 
HR/VP (PMG)
 
 
HR/VP (PSC) (******)
 
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CEUMC (EUMC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CMPD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DGEUMS (***) (EUMS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Military/civilian strategic level:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dir MPCC (***) (MPCC)
 
JSCC
 
Civ OpCdr CPCC(*)
 
 
Operational level:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MFCdr (****) (MFHQ)
 
 
 
 
 
HoM (*)
 
 
 
 
 
Tactical level:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CC(**) Land
 
CC(**) Air
 
CC(**) Mar
 
Other CCs(**)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forces
 
Forces
 
Forces
 
Forces
 
 
 


*In the event of a CSDP Civilian Mission also being in the field, the relation with the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and its Civilian Operation Commander (Civ OpCdr), as well as the subordinate Head of Mission (HoM), are coordinated as shown.
**Other Comonent Commanders (CCs) and service branches which may be established
***The MPCC is part of the EUMS and Dir MPCC is double-hatted as DGEUMS. Unless the MPCC is used as Operation Headquarters (OHQ), either a national OHQ offered by member states or the NATO Command Structure (NCS) would serve this purpose. In the latter instance, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), rather than Dir MPCC, would serve as Operation Commander (OpCdr).
****Unless the MPCC is used as Operation Headquarters (OHQ), the MFCdr would be known as a Force Commander (FCdr), and direct a Force Headquarters (FHQ) rather than a MFHQ. Whereas the MFHQ would act both on the operational and tactical level, the FHQ would act purely on the operational level.
*****The political strategic level is not part of the C2 structure per se, but represents the political bodies, with associated support facilities, that determine the missions' general direction. The Council determines the role of the High Representative (HR/VP), who serves as Vice-President of the European Commission, attends European Council meetings, chairs the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and may chair the Political and Security Committee (PSC) in times of crisis. The HR/VP proposes and implements CSDP decisions.
******Same composition as Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) II, which also prepares for the CSDP-related work of the FAC.

List of holders[edit]

No. Chairman Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Nationality Ref
1
Gustav Hägglund
Hägglund, GustavGeneral
Gustav Hägglund
(born 1938)
3 June 20019 April 20042 years, 311 daysSuomen Maavoimien tunnus.svg
Finnish Army
 Finland
2
Rolando Mosca Moschini
Moschini, Rolando MoscaGeneral
Rolando Mosca Moschini
(born 1939)
9 April 20046 November 20062 years, 211 daysCoat of arms of the Esercito Italiano.svg
Army
 Italy
3
Henri Bentégeat
Bentégeat, HenriGeneral
Henri Bentégeat
(born 1946)
6 November 20066 November 20093 years, 0 daysLogo of the French Army (Armee de Terre).svg
Army
 France
4
Håkan Syrén
Syrén, HåkanGeneral
Håkan Syrén
(born 1952)
6 November 20096 November 20123 years, 0 daysAmfibiekåren vapen.svg
Navy
(Amphibious Corps)
 Sweden
5
Patrick de Rousiers
de Rousiers, PatrickGeneral
Patrick de Rousiers
(born 1955)
6 November 20126 November 20153 years, 0 daysLogo of the French Air Force (Armee de l'Air).svg
Air Force
 France[4]
6
Michail Kostarakos
Kostarakos, MichailGeneral
Michail Kostarakos
(born 1956)
6 November 20156 November 20183 years, 0 daysHellenicArmySeal.svg
Army
 Greece[5]
7
Claudio Graziano
Graziano, ClaudioGeneral
Claudio Graziano
(born 1953)
6 November 2018Incumbent1 year, 4 daysCoat of arms of the Esercito Italiano.svg
Army
 Italy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.consilium.europa.eu/eeas/security-defence/csdp-structures-and-instruments/eu-military-committee-(eumc)/chairman-eumc?lang=en
  2. ^ https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/impetus_24_dp_final_1.pdf
  3. ^ EU Command and Control, p. 13, Military Staff
  4. ^ http://www.consilium.europa.eu/eeas/security-defence/csdp-structures-and-instruments/eu-military-committee-(eumc)/chairman-eumc/eumc-activities/eumc-6-november-2012
  5. ^ "General Kostarakos elected president of the EU Military Committee". To Vima. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website