Chairman of the European Union Military Committee visits SatCen
On 21 September 2017, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos, together with the Spanish Military Representative for EU and NATO, Admiral Jose Luis Urcelay Verdugo, visited SatCen and was given an overview of the Centre’s activities.
They were welcomed by Director Pascal Legai who, together with other SatCen managers, presented the Centre’s activities. The presentations focussed on SatCen support to EU missions and operations, information sources, tasking procedures, distribution of results within Brussels and to people in the field, possible evolution of the intelligence production and current and future financial mechanisms.
General Mikhail Kostarakos was selected by the Chiefs of Defence of the 28 EU Member States and appointed to the post by the Council. He entered his office on 6 November 2015 taking over from Gen. Patrick de Rousiers. He is the military adviser to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on all military matters and represents the primary Point of Contact with the Operation and Mission Commanders of the EU's military operations.