Ambassador Lucas honors Michael J. Lyden, the former General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency in Luxembourg
Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, on behalf of the Government of Luxembourg, bestowed the insignia of Commander of the Order of the Oak Crown on Rear Admiral (ret.) Michael J. Lyden, in recognition of his distinguished services as General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) from July 2012 to July 2016.
Michael Lyden did not only oversee the restructuring of the NATO Support Agency in the framework of the NATO reform, but also its expansion to cover the entire range of systems acquisition and life cycle support services in order to provide integrated multinational support solutions for its stakeholders. Mr. Lyden was instrumental in consolidating the presence of the Agency in Luxembourg and in further deepening the relations with Luxembourg as Host Nation of NSPA.
The Luxembourg Government is proud to host one of NATO’s largest agencies and its premier logistics and service provider. NSPA’s Headquarters and main centre of operations is in Capellen, Luxembourg. NSPA employs some 1,200 personnel in different operational centres located in Luxembourg, France, Hungary and Italy.