President Picks New NATO Commander
Selects battle-tested fighter pilot
At the Pentagon today, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced that President Trump has chosen Air Force General Tod Wolters to become the Supreme NATO Commander and U.S. European Commander.
The 59-year-old Wolters will take the place of Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who has held the position since 2015 and who is due to retire.
Wolters is a combat veteran who served in the Gulf War and the Iraq War. He has flown more than 5,000 hours in the F-15 Eagle, F-11 Raptor, OV-10 Bronco, T-38 Talon, and A-10 Warthog aircraft.
His nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. NATO has already agreed to appoint Wolters to the high position.
- For General Tod Wolters and members of the Senate as confirmation hearings begin.
For General Scaparrotti as he looks forward to his retirement and next phase of life.