US EUCOM Posture Statement 2016




As I arrive at the end of my assignment as both Commander of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander for Europe (SACEUR), I have had no greater honor in my 39-year career than to lead the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians of EUCOM. These remarkable men and women continue to serve not only in the EUCOM theater, but put themselves in harm’s way across the globe and I thank this Committee for its continued support to them and all our nation’s armed forces. I cannot overemphasize how important European nations, in particular our NATO Allies and non-NATO partners, are to ensuring America’s security and safety. Continue reading US EUCOM Posture Statement 2016

Commission selects “Weight of Sacrifice” design concept for WWI Memorial in DC


By Chris Isleib
Public Affairs Officer, World War One Centennial Commission

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission picked last week ‘THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE” for the new national World War I Memorial project.

Many countries within the U.S. European Command will be hosting multiple events starting later this year and lasting throughout 2017 to commemorate World War I.

“THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE” was selected from a group of five Finalists, and culminates an open, international design competition that has run since May, 2015. The Commission’s decision endorses the recommendation of the design competition’s independent jury.

“We were thrilled by the quality and creativity by all the submissions in this competition” stated Commissioner Edwin Fountain, who directed the competition. “This selected design concept reflects a high level of professional achievement”.

Imagery of “THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE”, and of the other four Finalists, can be found here:


The design concept was submitted by Joseph Weishaar, an architect-in-training currently located in Chicago, IL, and collaborating artist, veteran sculptor Sabin Howard, of New York, NY. Mr. Weishaar, received his professional architecture degree at the University of Arkansas in 2013.

Mr. Weishar’s full professional team, necessary to implement the design concept, includes the Baltimore architectural firm GWWO, Inc;, landscape architect Phoebe Lickwar; and engineering consultants Henry Adams LLC, Keast & Hood and VBH.