President Donald Trump made his first official appearance before the U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, on Monday, and he used the opportunity to let America’s military know that his administration sees the nation’s armed forces, and its ongoing fight against terror, as its number one priority.

“We are going to be taking care of our great veterans. We will make a historic financial investment in the armed forces of the United States, and show the entire world that American stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” Trump said from his podium at CENTCOM. “We have your back, every hour of every day, now and always.”

Trump took the opportunity to reaffirm America’s commitment to NATO, while still taking member states to task for failing to live up to their financial obligations to the international organization. Every NATO nation is required to devote two percent of their gross domestic product to defense spending. Only five of the 38 member nations, including the United States and Britain, have met that requirement in recent years.

“It also means getting our allies to pay their fair share. It’s been very unfair to us. We strongly support NATO. We only ask that all NATO members make their full and proper financial contributions to the NATO alliance, which many of them have not been doing.”