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.