A lecture by Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper KBE MA CCMI RAF, Director General of the International Military Staff, NATO Headquarters.
Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper KBE MA CCMI RAF joined the RAF in 1976. His early tours saw him flying the Jaguar and the CF-18 in the UK and Germany. He went on to command No 41(F) Squadron and RAF Coltishall.
Air Marshal Harper was mentioned in dispatches for his personal involvement in air operations over Iraq in 2001 and was appointed a CBE in 2002. More recently, he has served as Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group; the Deputy Commander of NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum and as the UK’s Military Representative to NATO and the EU. He was appointed a KBE in 2011 and, following an election by NATO’s Chiefs of Defence Staff, took up the appointment of Director General of the International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters in July 2013.