The Permanent Military Representative

Lieutenant general Van Der Laan is the Permanent Military Representative of the Netherlands to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium.

The Permanent Military Representative (or Head of the Permanent Military Representation) represents the Dutch interests at NATO from a military point of view.

The Permanent Military Representative acts on behalf of the Chief of Defence (CHOD) and attends the highest military forum within NATO, the Military Committee (MC). The MC meets at least once a week and provides military advice to NATO’s North Atlantic Council (NAC).