One of EUCOM's key activities is to strengthen NATO's collective defense and assist its transformation. This is accomplished through our primary mission of building partner capacity to enhance transatlantic security.
In part, this interoperability is accomplished by the EUCOM commander also holding the title of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, the leader of NATO's military arm, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, or SHAPE.
EUCOM participates in several exercises in order to advance interoperability with nations in the Alliance and prepare for missions in Europe, like Kosovo, and further, like Afghanistan and Libya.
EUCOM’s support to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan is largely focused on preparing these partner nations for deployment to Afghanistan. This includes dispatching mobile planning teams to assess partner nation equipment and training requirements and working with the country to develop a comprehensive pre-deployment plan.