Key transatlantic stakeholders engaged in visit to US and Canada.

19 May 2017

Agency General Manager Peter Dohmen, along with Director of Logistics Mr. Rudi MAUS, recently visited both the United States and Canada to engage key agency stakeholders and customers.

Visits were organized to Redstone Army Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama, Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in Washington D.C. and also the State Department Washington D.C.  These visits offered many opportunities for the GM to meet with senior customers and follow up on current partnership activities and future cooperation areas.

Discussions with SACT Commander, General Denis Mercier, focused on NSPA capabilities and support for NATO’s Graduated Response Plan, enhanced Forward Presence and Very High-Readiness Joint Task: training and exercise support was also an important topic of mutual interest. This key visit resulted in an agreement to formalise a recurring dialog with SACT. 

The visit to the Pentagon covered a wide range of support topics addressing current cooperation and at DSCA Memorandum of Understanding Amendments related to NSPA’s support to Stinger missile systems were signed.  Additionally, the visit to US State Department focused on Trust Fund support where appreciation for NSPA’s efforts was expressed. 

Lastly, the GM continued on to Ottawa, Canada, to engage National Defence Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) staff and follow up on current activities and highlight NSPA’s procurement and acquisition role.