Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander, U.S. European Command, visited Romanian and U.S. leadership at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, today.
During his visit, Gen. Wolters met with Romanian Chief of Defense Gen. Daniel Petrescu, and Maj. Gen. Matthew Van Wagenen, V Corps deputy commanding general.
As part of U.S. commitment to NATO Allies, approximately 1,000 troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany, have departed for Romania to augment the more than 900 U.S. service members already there supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve.
“A credible defensive battle group has stood up in Romania to focus on enhanced vigilance activities in multi-domain operations,” Gen. Wolters said. “Alongside our Romanian Allies, the deployment of U.S. forces here reinforces the deterrent and defensive posture of NATO’s eastern flank.”
To maintain a heightened state of readiness, the Department of Defense has also repositioned Europe-based units further east and forward deployed additional U.S.-based units to Europe.
U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. USEUCOM is comprised of more than 65,000 permanent military personnel supported by rotational forces and DoD civilians working closely with NATO Allies and Partners. The command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about USEUCOM, visit https://www.eucom.mil.