The establishment of the NMIOTC was granted by the NATO Defense Ministers on June 12th 2003. The first staff members were posted to the NMIOTC Project Office on November 2005. The MOU regarding the relationship between NATO (the Strategic Commanders) and the NMIOTC was signed by the Greek Chief of Defense (CHOD), SACT and SACEUR in the margins of the NATO Military Committee during the CHODs Session in Brussels on November 15th 2005. The NMIOTC Operational Concept was endorsed by SACT and SACEUR on July 06. ACT forwarded the Concept to the Military Committee for notation. Τhe NMIOTC Accreditation Criteria Package was approved from SACT on July 06. NMIOTC was accredited with unconditional Quality Assurance accreditation from ACT on 7 Nov 2013.