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Mar 22 2022

Strengthening partnership in Land Domain

On 22 March 2022, Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), Lieutenant General Nicholas R. M. Borton, with a delegation, started his visit to Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) in Szczecin. Close partnership and cooperation in the land domain were the main topics discussed with Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commander MNC NE.


Excellent working relations

The intent of the visit is to brief the Commander ARRC on how MNC NE operates in particular areas of interest. Both commanders' aim is to further strengthen the already excellent working relations between the headquarters in Gloucester (UK) and Szczecin.

After his arrival in Szczecin, Lieutenant General Nicholas R. M. Borton was officially welcomed to Baltic Barracks by Commander MNC NE Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart. After signing the MNC NE guest book, General Borton was briefed on the regional aspects of the land perspective in the Baltic Sea Region.

"It is good to welcome General Borton at Baltic Barracks. Our common efforts demonstrate that NATO stands united. We are adapting to this new security environment caused by the aggressive Russian invasion to Ukraine. We are strengthening our deterrence and defence posture - if necessary, ready to fight at any time." said General von Sandrart.

The role of ARRC

HQ ARRC provides NATO with a rapidly deployable, flexible HQ that can act as a Joint, Land or Corps HQ for operations and crisis response. Its multi-national ethos, combination of cultures and innovation, strong professional reputation in NATO and proven track record in interoperability are unique among its High Readiness Force (Land) peers.

MCN NE's focus on a specific and defined area

HQ MNC NE acts both as a Regional Land Component Command and as a warfighting corps. As a High Readiness Force Land Headquarters, HQ MNC NE is widening its scope of responsibility to a full 360 degrees in deterrence and defence within the Baltic Sea Region. It is on permanent stand-by to take the lead in combat operations across the north-eastern flank of NATO.

MNC NE and its focus on a specific and defined area – the Baltic Sea Region – is able to offer a large contribution to collective defence planning and operations under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.

Story by Multinational Corps Northeast Public Affairs Office

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