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Recognition from NATO Commander in Norfolk

Text: defence.hu | Photo: archive |  12:25 March 18, 2024

Dr. Gergely Németh, Head of NATO ACT Strategic Foresight Branch responsible for futures studies recently received the highest possible recognition from General Phillipe Lavigne, Commander, NATO Allied Command Transformation (NATO ACT).


While handing over the recognition, General Phillipe Lavigne said that the Hungarian expert successfully led the renewal of the futures study system of the NATO ACT and managed to make the best of the analysts’ teamwork at the NATO ACT Strategic Foresight Branch. Dr. Gergely Németh was the first Hungarian to receive the top-level NATO commander’s recognition. According to the official citation, the former Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy in the Ministry of Defence played a major role in revitalizing the Strategic Foresight function in NATO in the past two years. Besides, he formed the new principles of futures studies in the Alliance and created the system of long-term strategic foresight with NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis 2023 and NATO Future Operating Environment studies. He also created an expanded research network with the participation of allied nations, universities and research institutions.

Beyond the above, Dr. Gergely Németh played an important role in raising awareness of the security and military consequences of climate change. The main task of the NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, is the long-term (10–20 years) development of NATO military capabilities. The NATO ACT was established in 2003, and Hungary has laid a great emphasis on supporting the transformation processes of the Alliance since the beginning.