Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) near Mons, Belgium is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of NATO’s two strategic military commands. It performs the operational duties previously undertaken by Allied Command Europe and Allied Command Atlantic. The latter has now become Allied Command Transformation (ACT) headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Commanded by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), it is responsible for promoting and overseeing the continuing transformation of Alliance forces and capabilities, especially through training and development of concepts and doctrine. SHAPE houses the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR ) or the highest military commander in NATO. It is always a US general, who also is the military commander of EUCOM (the European Command of the US military). Nowadays it is John Craddock. The DSACEUR or Deputy Saceur is always a European general and is in charge as well of the EU military operations.