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NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Spain Headquarters

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12 contributing nations

Contributing countries

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Spain


Welcome to the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Spain Headquarters (HQ NRDC-ESP) website. This Headquarters is one of the nine Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) HQs that make up the NATO Force Structure. 

The HQ NRDC-ESP is the international part of the Spanish High Readiness Land Military Staff HQ (CGTAD in Spanish), and it represents the Spain’s main commitment to NATO.

With Spain as framework nation, currently twelve nations are part of the HQ: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain. This multinational environment provided by its almost four hundred military personnel from different nations is the key factor that enables this Headquarters to successfully carry out all its assigned missions as tasks.

Through this website, you will have the opportunity to learn about our history, organization, mission, facilities and our daily activities.

We hope you find useful information in our website.

Latest news of the unit

Welcome address HQ NRDC-ESP Commander.

Monday, May 9, 2022

The HQ NRDC-ESP hosts the NATO Information Environment Assessment Tiger Team (NIEATT) meeting in Valencia.

The NATO Rapid Deployble Corps Headquarters Spain (HQ NRDC-ESP), with the support of the Spanish Joint Headquarters (EMACON), hosted the NATO Conference on the Information Environment Assessment (NIEATT) in Valencia, from May 3 to 5. The meeting was organized by NATO HQ, Supreme Allied Command Europe (SHAPE) and NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT).

Closing ceremony NATO Emerging Concepts seminar

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Headquarters Spain organizes the seminar "NATO Emerging Concepts”

The HQ NRDC-ESP organized a seminar on NATO Emerging Concepts at the Army War College (Madrid) on February 15 and 16. The seminar analyzed the strategic environment and the threats identified by NATO, presenting new concepts under development to face them.