General Denis Mercier, commander of NATO’s Supreme Allied Command Transformation, will lead “A Conversation about NATO: Adaptations, Challenges, and Opportunities” in the Presidential Library Orientation Theater located on Texas A&M University’s campus on March 5, 2018. This event aims to provide a greater understanding of NATO operations in today’s world. Born in France, General Mercier will share his perspective on the issues surrounding NATO. The event will be from 12:20–1:20 p.m. and is part of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Lecture Series at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
General Mercier has been in his current position since 2015. Having earned a master’s degree in science from the French Air Force Academy, he qualified as a fighter pilot and acquired extensive experience as an operational commander.
NATO has been a constant in General Mercier’s career at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Working his way through the ranks to his current position, he has served as commander of Reims Air Force Base in France in addition to commanding the French Air Force Academy in Salon-de-Provence, where he was a transformative leader.