Major General Karsten Stoye joined EUROCONTROL as Head of the Civil-Military Cooperation (CMC) Division and Military Advisor to the Director General on 1 October 2021.
He is responsible for leading and managing both military-military and civil-military cooperation and coordination with Member States’ military and civil authorities, as well as the EU institutions and NATO. His role involves working transversely to accommodate the integration of military requirements and civil-military ATM coordination needs across the Agency’s activities in support of regulation, and enhancement of the European ATM network including military needs and contribution to SESAR.
Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, Major General Stoye was the Chief of Staff at NATO Allied Air Command Headquarters.
General Stoye has accumulated considerable aviation experience across the full spectrum of operations including Commander of NATO’s Airborne Early Warning & Control Force E-3A Component, Deputy Commander of NATO’s Deployable Air Command and Control Centre in Poggio Renatico, Italy, Commander of the Tactical Reconnaissance Wing 51 ”Immelmann” and other Commands in the German Air Force as well as Commander of the Operation Wing Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan and various assignments in the Ministry of Defence as well as within NATO.
General Stoye has flown more than 3,000 flying hours primarily on the TORNADO weapon system, including more than 70 operational missions.
He studied economics and administrative science at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, and in 1998 he graduated from the Command and General Staff Officer Course at the Federal Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg.