Senior Leadership

Led by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM relies on the broad perspective it gets from its cadre of senior leaders to include 14 Flag Officers and 14 civilians with comparable levels of experience. This combination of Army, Air Force and Marine Generals, Navy Admirals and civilians, to include U.S. State Department ambassadors, offers unique insights as EUCOM conducts military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward.

An agile security organization, EUCOM is able to conduct full-spectrum activities as part of “whole of society” solutions to secure enduring stability in Europe and Eurasia.

In this section:

General Philip M. Breedlove

Gen Philip M. Breedlove is the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe as well as the Commander of U.S European Command. He assumed command in Spring of 2013 after serving as Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Commander Air Component Command, Ramstein; and director of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre in Kalkar, Germany.

Army Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III

Army Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III currently serves as the Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command. Prior to this position, he served as the Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Ambassador Susan M. Elliott

Susan M. Elliott is the Civlian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, United States European Command. Ms. Elliot is scheduled to arrive at U.S. European Command in November 2015.

Rear Adm. John W. Smith

Rear Adm. John W. Smith is Chief of Staff of U.S. European Command. He is responsible for assisting the EUCOM Commander in conducting military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security.