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US General Wolters new NATO supreme commander

AFP  |  Brussels 

Air Force has been nominated to become NATO's top officer, the Europe, the alliance announced Friday.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's leader is always American, and Wolters was nominated by acting

"The has approved the nomination," the alliance announced, adding that he must still be confirmed under procedures.

Wolters is currently serving as Commander, Air Forces Europe, Air Forces Africa and

Wolters is a former fighter pilot who fought in four US operations in Iraq: Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom He will formally replace the current SACEUR, Curtis Scaparrotti, at a ceremony in the coming weeks at in Mons,

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:55 IST