March 4, 2015
The Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, four-star General Paul J. Selva visited Greece this week to meet Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias. General Selva will also visit officials at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete.
During his meetings, General Selva made special mention of the close bilateral relationship between the United States and Greece and the important defense and security partnership between the two nations. He noted the United States’ appreciation for Greece’s contributions to NATO, and the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the region.
General Selva commented during his visit, “Greece is a steadfast, strategic NATO ally, and I am pleased to be in the Hellenic Republic this week to meet new counterparts and reinforce our strong partnership.”
General Selva is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in various aircraft. He received an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a Master’s degree from Auburn University. He has held numerous staff positions and has commanded at the squadron, group, wing, and headquarters level. Prior to his current assignment, General Selva was the Commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
The U.S. Transportation Command, or TRANSCOM, is the single manager for all global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. TRANSCOM works to maintain global access to commercial port facilities, conducts bilateral exercises to build transportation and distribution effectiveness, and ensures the United States can support communities around the globe that are in crisis due to natural disasters.