USANATO supports the NATO mission by ensuring individual Soldier and Family Readiness through training, logistics, and human resources support while enhancing force well-being for all assigned U.S. Army Soldiers and maintaining joint / multinational partnerships.


The Army’s premier Strategic Support Brigade that enables the NATO core mission of collective defense by integrating trained and ready Soldiers into the NATO organization valued for our expertise and ability to develop resourceful concepts of service and support that leverage multinational solutions, promote interoperability and build relationships. We will continue to deliver world-class administrative support and well-being for Soldiers and their Families anywhere at any time. Excellence is not a goal, it is our standard.

We are...

  • A Unit that Cares about Soldiers, Civilians, and Families
  • An Organization that Reinforces Army Values
  • A Proud Team with a Winning Spirit and Members who Know their Role in Accomplishing the Mission
  • Competent Stewards of Army Resources
  • A Unit that Invests in Leader Development

US Army NATO Brigade Unit History

United States Army NATO was established by General Order #46, effective 20 December 1950. The Command was organized as a special field activity, assigned to Headquarters Department of the Army.

Formerly titled: "US Army Elements, Allied Command Europe", the Command has evolved into providing superlative support to nearly 1300 soldiers and civilians and 1500 family members throughout NATO.

Headquarters Brigade, US Army Elements, Allied Command Europe was activated on 3 May 2000 at SHAPE with the mission of providing support to soldiers, civilians and family members in Allied Command Operations NATO.

The Command was expanded on 15 November, 2000 to include soldiers, civilians and family members in the Atlantic Command. This action resulted in a name change to the United States Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

In September of 2003, NATO reorganized and Allied Command Europe became Allied Command Operations and Atlantic Command became Allied Command Transformation.

In September 2007, the US Army NATO Brigade Headquarters completed its relocation form Casteau, Belgium at SHAPE to Schwetzingen, Germany at Tompkins Barracks.

In August 2012, the US Army NATO Brigade Headquarters completed its relocation from Schwetzingen, Germany to its new location in Sembach, Germany at Heuberg Kaserne. This move culminated with an Uncasing of the USANATO Brigade colors at its new home at Sembach Kaserne in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.


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