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Jun 20 2022

Bundestag's Parliamentary Commissioner for German Armed Forces visits HQ Multinational Corps Northeast

SZCZECIN, Poland – On 20 June, the German Bundestag's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Dr. Eva Högl, visited Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE).

The focus of Dr. Högl's first visit to the Corps Headquarters was the current development of the war in Ukraine and its impact on the German servicemen and women stationed in Poland. Additionally, Dr. Högl expressed an interest in the basic logistical requirements for German soldiers and their general personal equipment. The visit also included an update on the medical care for the troops, the current housing situation and the working conditions at the Szczecin base.

At the MNC NE Headquarters, approximately one hundred service members of the German Armed Forces perform their daily duties to protect and secure the northeastern flank of NATO. While in Szczecin, the Parliamentary Commissioner devoted a great deal of time to talk to German soldiers of all ranks.

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On 20 June, Dr. Eva Högl, the German Bundestag's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces visited Multinational Corps Northeast / Photo by CPL Heiko Mueller.

Each member of the German Armed Forces has the right to contact the Parliamentary Commissioner directly, without going through their military chain of command. As an advocate for soldiers, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces takes actions on her or his own initiative, in line with instructions of Bundestag (the German Parliament) or the German Defence Committee. The Commissioner obtains her or his information over the course of field visits, whether arranged in advance or unannounced, as well as through personal discussions and submissions she or he receives from within the German Armed Forces.

Headquartered in Szczecin, Poland, MNC NE is the only Regional Land Component Command in the NATO Force Structure, providing deterrence and defence across the Baltic Sea region. The Corps Command was assigned responsibility for ground forces operating within the NATO framework in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. If need be, it is ready to exercise command and control over many more troops, including land elements of the NATO Response Force. The Corps Command is fully trained to react at very short notice and take charge of Allied land operations across the Baltic Sea region.

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