Stephen Covington


Challenge, Leadership, Change: Reflections on Three Decades of NATO Adaptation


Stephen Covington has been an adviser to NATO’s senior military and political leadership since 1989.  He will share his personal experiences on security challenge, leadership, change, and cultural and organizational adaptation.

Stephen Covington is Strategic and International Affairs Advisor to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and has served 12 SACEURs over the course of 34 years. His work focuses on Alliance policy, strategy, operations, adaptation, and partnership.  He is the principal strategy designer of NATO’s Concept for Deterrence and Defence of the EuroAtlantic Area (DDA). 

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