• Cătălin VLAD Romanian National Defense University **ROU NAVY



In the context of the upgrading or initiation of NATO or European Union's maritime strategies, ensuring, maintaining and promoting the security, stability and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic maritime space must be at the forefront of the process of streamlining and harmonizing transatlantic maritime security due to the fact that the Alliance and the Union have assumed similar values and interests and have targeted the same vital maritime space - the Euro-Atlantic maritime space.

In this respect, the analysis of NATO and the European Union's maritime strategies is the key element of understanding the vision, ambition and interest of the two organizations in order to determine the convergence elements on which to build a complementary action course to support Euro-Atlantic maritime security.

Author Biography

Cătălin VLAD, Romanian National Defense University **ROU NAVY

Born on 02.02.1975, town Constanta, first name Valentin Catalin last name Vlad graduate of the ”Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy , Faculty of Naval Forces, series of graduates 1998. He has the title of master in Naval Forces Joint Command, attained in 2011 by ”Carol I” Romanian National Defense University Academic training has been completed by graduating from several postgraduate courses and master's studies in Greece (PfP Training Center / Kilkis), Germany (NATO School / Oberammergau), Romania ("Mircea cel Batran" Naval Academy / Constanta, "Carol I" National Defense University / Bucharest, Maritime University of Constanta) and the United States of America (Surface Warfare Officers School Command / Newport, Naval War College / Newport). He has been an officer in the active service of the Romanian Naval Forces since 1998 and has worked on various execution and command functions on board ships and in national and NATO command structures. Thus, between 2011-2013 he commanded the corvette "RADM Eustatiu Sebastian" (264), between 2013-2015 he served as Battle Watch Captain to Allied Maritime Command of Northwood / UK, from January to June 2017 he served as Chief of Staff of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 / SNMG-2 while operationally deployed in the eastern maritime flank of NATO, and from 2016 he is the head of operations of the Fleet Command. His scientific activity is represented by several articles and scientific papers such as Regional Maritime Security Cooperation to Counter Black Sea Threats; Concepts – Cooperative Security, Security Communities; A Possible Euro-Atlantic Comprehensive Maritime Security Model and Comprehensive Resources Planning Over the Maritime Security Operation, appeared at the publishing houses of the National Defense University "Carol I" and the Romanian Naval Forces Staff.


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