The Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, is a multinational, fully deployable and highly autonomous headquarters comprising Germany, France, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg as Framework Nations and is open to all EU member and NATO-associated states. The Eurocorps is prepared to plan and conduct military operations spanning the entire mission and intensity spectrum.
The Eurocorps is foremost a military headquarters (HQ) comprising a staff as well as support units. The Corps can command as many as 60,000 personnel.
The HQ is manned by soldiers from France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg, as so-called Framework Nations. The Eurocorps is augmented by military personnel from Associated Nations – Poland, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Romania.
Operational since 1995, the Strasbourg-based ‘Headquarters Eurocorps’ has already participated in numerous missions in regions such as Afghanistan, Kosovo and Africa.
In peacetime a multinational command support brigade is subordinate to the multinational corps headquarters and its air and naval liaison teams.
The Corps provides forces for, amongst others, NATO’s rapid response force.
Facts and figures
Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej
Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej has been Commander of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.
Major General Josef Dieter Blotz
Major General Josef Dieter Blotz has been Deputy Commander of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.
Major General Xavier Watteeuw
Major General Xavier Watteeuw has been Chief of Staff of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.
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