(London Post) Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti will replace Gen. Philip Breedlove for a role that is traditionally held by an American. The change occurs as NATO faces increased threats from Russia along its borders and in Syria.
An American traditionally serves as SACEUR, and also serves as the US European Command. After receiving approval by the US Congress, Scaparrotti will be handed the reins at a ceremony at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) outside Mons, Belgium.
Breedlove has served as SACEUR since May 13, 2013.