Preamble: The Atlantic Alliance in 1994 began an internal restructuring process intended to prepare its military organization for the challenges of tomorrow. This also was the prime objective of the NATO Long Term Study, designed to provide guidelines to lead us toward a new and improved command structure—smaller, yet more cost-effective. Europeans favor a bi-regional command allocation system (north and south), under a United States-led strategic command. This, however, does not resolve the issue of who should lead at the regional level. For the time being, a U.S. admiral exercises command over the southern region while a German general commands in the north. Several things suggest that maintaining this assignment policy is neither reasonable nor justifiable.