1 German-Netherlands Corps now Land Component Command for the NRF
MÜNSTER, Germany - The 1 German / Netherlands Corps (1GNC) has
taken over responsibility of the Land Component Command for the NATO Response
Force (NRF) from the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy during a ceremony on
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
"The NATO allies trust on the NATO Response
Force as a vital element in our collective defence,” says Lieutenant General
Michiel van der Laan, Commander 1GNC. "And we have proven to be ready for it.”
Launched in 2002, the NRF is a highly ready
and technologically advanced, multinational force made up of land, air,
maritime, and Special Operations Forces. It can be deployed quickly, wherever
needed for the collective defence of NATO’s territory or other crisis-response
operations. The NRF is based on a rotational system where allied nations commit
units for a period of 12 months.