Key dates and figures

Eurocorps history

1992

Creation of Eurocorps by France and Germany

1993

Integration of Belgium

1993

SACEUR Agreement which puts Eurocorps at disposal of NATO

1994

Integration of Spain

1995

Full Operational Capability declared

1996

Integration of Luxembourg

1998

First mission abroad

2002

Certification as NATO High Readiness Force

2006

Certification as NATO Response Force

2009

Implementation of the Treaty of Strasbourg

2016

Cooperation Agreement with European Union Military Staff

2016

Certification as EU Battle Group Force HQ

2017

Certification as EU Battle Group Force HQ

2018

NATO Response Force (NRF)

Commanding GeneralLieutenant General Laurent KOLODZIEJ

Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej was commissioned into the French cavalry in 1987. He served in the French Foreign Legion in Orange and Djibouti. Among the highlights of his career were his command of the light armoured regiment of the French Mountain Brigade (4th chasseur regiment) and later that of one of the only two French amphibious brigades (6th light armoured brigade). He was also appointed French military attaché to the United Kingdom in London. He was Commander of RRC France before taking command of Eurocorps since 2019.

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