1 German-Netherlands Corps
1 German-Netherlands Corps is one of NATO’s High Readiness Forces Headquarters. We are capable of directing any mission of up to 60.000 troops at short notice – flexible forces including land, sea and air elements ready to move quickly to wherever needed. Whatever NATO, the European Union or our Framework Nations, Germany and the Netherlands, may ask of us, we can deliver.
As well as deployments to Afghanistan in 2003, 2009 and 2013, the headquarters spent 2005, 2008, 2015 and 2019 on stand-by as the Land Component Command of the NATO Response Force (NRF). This highly ready, multinational and technologically advanced force is able to deploy quickly to react to any crisis, from humanitarian operations to deterrence or war-fighting.
For a military power to resolve any conflict it is vital to cooperate closely with civilian organizations. Therefore we believe in the Comprehensive Approach. We work closely together with over 40 international, national and governmental organizations. Every year, this cooperation culminates in the exercise “Common Effort”. At the top, we host a yearly Summer School especially for students.