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NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Spain Headquarters

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11 contributing nations

Contributing countries

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 eleven nations are part of the HQ: 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

CCTs Seminar (Bétera-Valencia)

Friday, July 3, 2020

The HQ NRDC-ESP hosts its first workshop about Cross Cutting Topics, a new concept at NATO

On June 25 and 26, NATO Rapid Deployment Corps Headquarters (NRDC-ESP HQ) G9 Stability Branch has organized a Workshop (WS) in Bétera Military Base (BMB) (Valencia) with the objective of disseminating the NATO’s Cross Cutting Topics (CCTs) concept.

Workshop at the planning room

Friday, June 26, 2020

NRDC-ESP Headquarters starts its transition to Warfighting Corps role.

During the week of 15-22 June 2020, the HQ NRDC-ESP hosted a one-week-seminar in Bétera premises. This seminar is the kick-off for the transition from the current commitment as Joint Headquarters Land heavy to Warfighting Corps (WFC) role.