The Estonian Division was established in December 2022. Subordinated to Estonia's Chief of Defence (CHoD), it is the largest land force unit in the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF). As agreed at the NATO Madrid Summit, the Division can be assigned to the NATO chain of command at any time by order of the CHoD. Such a decision was made, and the Division has been transferred to Multinational Corps Northeast.
I am confident that this structure will further enhance MNC NE’s combat capability and strengthen our Alliance more than ever before. We are opening a new chapter in the history of land power in the Baltic Sea region,
said Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commander MNC NE, during his visit to the Division's headquarters in Tallinn. As a warfighting unit, the Estonian Division executes military operations in its area of responsibility encompassing the territory of Estonia. It comprises the Estonian Army's 1st and 2nd Infantry Brigades reinforced by supporting units — logistic, signal and artillery battalions. The Division is capable of integrating additional troops, including those of the NATO Allies.