Hon. Dr. Karl A. Lamers is President of the Atlantic Treaty Association and Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), where he also serves as Head of the German Delegation. As Member of the German Bundestag since 1994, Hon. Dr. Lamers has been the Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee since November 2006 and a Substitute Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs since 1998. He was Chairman of the Sub-Committee “Development of Internal Leadership” of the Defence Committee from 2003 to 2007 and Chairman of the Group of Rapporteurs for Future Air Defence of the Defence Committee between 1995 and 1998. Member of the NATO PA since 1998, he was Chairman of the Political Committee of the NATO PA from 2008 to 2010 and its President from 2010 to 2012. Hon. Dr. Lamers was elected as ATA President in 2008. He was honoured with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009 and the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania in 2011.