NATO enhanced Forward Presence
Since 2017, Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast has had the command-and-control responsibility for NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) built upon four multinational Battlegroups stationed in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. They were established upon the decision taken at the NATO Warsaw Summit in 2016 to demonstrate that the Alliance stands united to respond to any threat to the security of the Baltic Sea region.
The enhanced Forward Presence troops are multinational. They have been integrated into their host nations' brigades to ensure maximum cohesion between Allied forces. Each of the battlegroups consists of about 1,000 soldiers and is led by its assigned framework nation – the United States in Poland, the United Kingdom in Estonia, Canada in Latvia, and Germany in Lithuania.