Assistant Secretary General for Operations, NATO

Tom Goffus was appointed as Assistant Secretary General for Operations in January 2022. He advises the Secretary General on strengthening defense capabilities of NATO partners, preparing NATO for the defense of Alliance territory, and responding to crises.Prior to joining the NATO International Staff, he served as Policy Director on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, National Security Staff Director for Strategic and Eastern European Affairs, and Senior Military Advisor for European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department.  He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, was commissioned in the Air Force, and flew the F-15, T-6, and T-37 aircraft.