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Eurocorps

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.

Mission

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.

Multinationally organised

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

  • 1.100 military personnel serve in the Eurocorps

  • 10 nations belong to the Eurocorps

  • 220 German soldiers serve in the Eurocorps

Command

  • Portrait of Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej, Commander of the Eurocorps, in uniform

    Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej

    Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej has been Commander of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.

  • Portrait of Major General Josef Dieter Blotz, Deputy Commander of the Eurocorps, in uniform

    Major General Josef Dieter Blotz

    Major General Josef Dieter Blotz has been Deputy Commander of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.

  • Portrait of Major General Xavier Watteeuw, Chief of Staff of the Eurocorps, in uniform

    Major General Xavier Watteeuw

    Major General Xavier Watteeuw has been Chief of Staff of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France, since September 2019.

Eurocorps motto
A force for the European Union and NATO

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