On December 6, 2018, Headquarters Multinational Division North East (HQ MND-NE) confirmed its 24/7 readiness to operate within the scope of collective defence in accordance with Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. It is also fully prepared to take responsibility for coordinating the eFP Battle Groups’ activities in peacetime.
The eFP troops have been integrated into their host nations’ brigades and are intended to function under the newly certified Division Headquarters. From there, the chain of command leads up to Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast as the highest body of the NATO Force Structure in the region. HQ MND-NE rests upon the major contribution of Poland as its framework nation. In total, there are 280 positions within the unit structure. 75 of them are manned by multinational personnel representing 14 NATO states. Now certified, the Division enhances its superior Headquarters’ capabilities.