North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is a political and military alliance whose primary goals are the collective defence of its members and the maintenance of a democratic peace in the North Atlantic area.

All 28 Allies have an equal say, the Alliance’s decisions must be unanimous and consensual, and its members must respect the basic values that underpin the Alliance, namely democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. 

NATO has a military and civilian headquarters and an integrated military command structure but very few forces or assets are exclusively its own. Most forces remain under full national command and control until member countries agree to undertake NATO-related tasks. NATO is based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

organisation hierarchy:

   North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
      NATO Centre of Excellence Cold Weather Operations (COE CWO)
      NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations
      NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
      NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters
      NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence
      NATO Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
      NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence
      NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
      NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence
      NATO Defence College
      NATO Defense Against Terrorism Center of Excellence
      NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence
      NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence
      NATO Human Intelligence Centre of Excellence
      NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre
      NATO Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence
      NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence
      NATO Military Police Centre of ExcellenceNATO Military Police Centre of Excellence
      NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence
      NATO Multi-nationalized Center of Excellence for Mountain Warfare
      NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence
      NATO School
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