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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

Theoretical session

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

HQ NRDC-ESP staff carry out training sessions for spokespersons in Bétera (Valencia).

Spanish and allied HQ NRDC-ESP staff will be holding a training session for spokespersons at their facilities in Bétera, Valencia, throughout the month of February.

Emerging Concepts seminar in ESP Army War College (Madrid)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

HQ NRDC-ESP organizes the seminar "Emerging NATO Concepts"

The fourth edition of the seminar on NATO Emerging Concepts, organized by the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Headquarters Spain (HQ NRDC-ESP), was held on January 25 and 26 at the Army War College (Madrid).