The Arctic as we know it is changing at an unanticipated pace. In all but the most optimistic outlooks, the geophysical state of the world’s most northern region will be irrevocably altered within the next century. With rapid change comes incredible opportunity and risk for countries interested in the region. By forming a new command, NATO’s Arctic Command (ARCCOM), with the purpose of fostering discussion and deterrence in the High North, NATO can demonstrate its commitment to ensuring the region does not become a flashpoint for international conflict. This command would be structured in similar fashion to other tactical commands such as MARCOM, to concentrate the particular expertise, technology and strategy necessary to operate in this singular threat environment. In this manner, NATO will be able to safeguard the security of its northern borders and deter the expansion of future conflict into the Arctic.