Dr Karl. A. Lamers
Dr. Karl A. Lamers was elected as ATA President in 2008. Dr. Lamers is also the Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the German Parliament and the Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He obtained a doctorate in law and is a practicing lawyer since 2000. He has been a Member of CDU (Christian Democratic Party) since 1975 and the German Bundestag since 1994. As Member of the German Bundestag, Dr. Lamers has been the Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee since November 2006 and Substitute Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs since 1998. He has also been a Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly since 1998. From 2010 to 2012 he was the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.