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1(GE/NL) Corps delivers success on operations.

Our values, core competencies and proven abilities as a multi-functional, rapidly deployable, joint and interagency capable High Readiness Force Headquarters, ensures that we remain highly responsive to the needs of NATO, EU and Framework Nations.

We continuously strengthen the effective interaction with civilian partners and actors. In doing so, we provide first-class multi-level exercises, integrating military and civilian expertise. Using broad-based experience and knowledge gained on operations and exercises, we continue to contribute to the development of doctrines and concepts. This includes acting as a testbed for experiments.

In an evolving and complex world, we excel as a flexible, adaptable and intellectually open-minded Headquarters, that provides our Nations options to face future challenges.


Today, the headquarters of 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps is one of NATO’s High Readiness Forces (Land) Headquarters. It is based in the German city of Münster. Back in 1995, on the 30th of August, the Corps was inaugurated as an amalgamation of 1 German Corps and 1 Netherlands Corps.


Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, rapid and far-reaching changes have led to adjustments to the European security policy. On the initiative of the Netherlands, the Dutch and German defence ministers decided in 1991 to establish the 1(German/Netherlands) Corps.