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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

Crowd control activity

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Exercise “Ángel Guardián 23”

The Military Police Battalion (BPM I), a unit subordinate to HQ NRDC-ESP, conducted from 26 to 30 June the most important multinational exercise of the year concerning Military Police missions, both at national and NATO level.

SNRs greet him at his arrival

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Commander Rapid Reaction Corps France visits HQ NRDC-ESP

On Tuesday, 13rd June, Commander Rapid Reaction Force France (RRC FRA) based on Lille, Lieutenant General Emmanuel Gaulin, visited NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Spain Headquarters in Bétera (Valencia-Spain).