Rapid Deployable Corps

Commanding NATO troops on missions wherever necessary

  • Last updated: 09 Nov. 2015 13:24

NATO’s Rapid Deployable Corps are High Readiness Headquarters, which can be quickly dispatched to lead NATO troops on missions within or beyond the territory of NATO member states.

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Highlights

  • NATO’s Rapid Deployable Corps are High Readiness Headquarters, which can be quickly dispatched to lead NATO troops wherever necessary.
  • The corps can be deployed for a wide range of missions: from disaster management, humanitarian assistance and peace support to counter-terrorism and high-intensity war fighting.
  • There are currently nine NATO Rapid Deployable Corps, which are each capable of commanding up to 60,000 soldiers.
  • The political authorisation of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), NATO’s principal political decision-making body, is required to deploy the corps.

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