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September 22, 2017

On September 18th to 22nd, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece Joint Fires Branch conducted the “Advanced FAST-FAS & Dynamic Targeting” external training course at the HQ premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The course attended participants from NATO Command and Forces Structure Headquarters (NCS & NFS HQs) as well as representatives from NRDC-GR affiliated and subordinate units.

NRDC-GR Chief of Staff (COS) welcomed all the participants, highlighted the importance for such initiatives that constitute a great opportunity for the young officers to acquire the necessary...

September 21, 2017

On September 20th to 21st, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece hosted the 29th Graduated Response Forces (Land) (GRF(L)) Doctrine and Procedures Working Group (D&P WG) at the HQ premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The meeting constitutes a bi-annual event, chaired and organized by Allied Land Command (LANDCOM).

The aim of the working group was to enhance mutual understanding and support inside the GRF (L) Headquarters community and, between the GRF (L) and NATO Command Structure (NCS). Furthermore, a goal of this forum was to serve as group to harmonize and coordinate the land...

September 18, 2017

On Sep 17th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) Running Team participated in “Leonidas’ Trophy”, a 25 kilometers trekking race in honour of Spartan King Leonidas and his companions that fought against the Persians and fell together in the battle of Thermopylae on 480 BC.

The race starting point was “Eleftherochori” village, on mount “Kallidromo”. The trekking route through the forest ended up at the Monument of Leonidas, at Thermopylae. The multinational running team of NRDC-GR HQ staff from Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece participated in...

September 14, 2017

From 12th to 13th September, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece HQ hosted the Final Coordination Conference (FCC) of Exercise GORDIAN KNOT 17 (GOKT-17), as well as the Main Event List / Main Incident List (MEL/MIL) Workshop that took place from the 11th to 15th September, 2017, in its premises.

NRDC-GR Chief of Staff, during his opening remarks, highlighted the importance of both events that are part of the HQ’s main training activities for 2017, towards the National Evaluation for 2017 and the NATO evaluation in 2018, for NRDC-GR HQ transformation into a Joint Task...

September 14, 2017

On September 12th 2017, South – Eastern Europe Brigade “SEEBRIG” Commander, BGEN Tudorica PETRACHE (ROU Army) paid an official visit to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – GR Headquarters, where he had an office call with the Corps’ Chief of Staff Major General Christos DRIVAS.

BGEN Tudorica PETRACHE is not a stranger to NRDC-GR. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Commander of 2nd Mountain Brigade “SARMIZEGETUSA”, an Affiliated Formation to our HQ.  On 15th of March 2017 Brigadier General Tudorică PETRACHE was promoted as Deputy Chief Land Forces for Operations, Training and Doctrine and on...

September 14, 2017

NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) welcomed the new DCOS OPS Brigadier General Fernando BARRON CLAVET, who was recently assigned at the HQ to replace Brigadier General SANCHEZ TAPIA, Salvador after 3 years of successful service.

Brigadier General SANCHEZ TAPIA Salvador, in his farewell message, thanked the NRDC-GR chain of command and staff, firstly for the warm hospitality provided during his presence and secondly for the support, cooperation and efforts made during the three years of the performance of his duties.

The new assigned DCOS OPS...

July 13, 2017

Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GRC) Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed in the Headquarters’ premises the Commander of NRDC-ITA Lieutenant General Roberto PERRETTI, who paid an official visit, on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

The visit took place on the occasion of the NATO Strategic Direction – South Conference that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 11 and 12 July 2017, which brought together a range of military and civilian experts, both inside and outside NATO.

After an official ceremony in the premises of NRDC-GR, a briefing delivered to...

July 13, 2017

From 11th to 12th July 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece the NATO Strategic Direction South Conference, organized by Allied Land Command for Joint Force Command Naples.

Representatives from Allied Land Command, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece, Joint Force Command Naples and other NATO headquarters, a number of representing organizations such as the European Union, African Union, USAID, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees attended the conference.

During the conference, the leaders of the three NATO...

July 07, 2017

Herald Magazine Issue 8

June 30, 2017

On Jun 30th, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) held a ceremony on the occasion of the French National Day, (14th of July), with a flag raising in front of the main building of the HQ at “Pedion Areos” camp. The event honored with their presence the French diplomat at Thessaloniki, several consultants, the entire staff of the HQ as well as French invites living in the city.

The French flag is formed with three colored vertical stripes of same size. According to the speech delivered by the French National Representative “Blue and red were taken from...

June 23, 2017

On June 23rd, 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) celebrated the Romanian Flag Day, with a flag raising ceremony in front of the main building of the HQ at Pedion Areos camp. The event honored with their presence the Commander of NRDC-GR, the Romanian consul of Thessaloniki, the entire staff of the HQ as well as Romanian invitees living in Thessaloniki.

According to a speech delivered by Colonel Silviu Dan ARDELEANU the National Representative in NRDC-GR “The tricolor is an absolute symbol of Romanians everywhere. The national flag proudly waves in...

June 16, 2017

NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), conducted in its premises in Thessaloniki, the 2017 “DIADES of PELLA” and “STRAVON” Seminar with the participation of ENG and GEO Staff Officers from NATO HQs, the Hellenic Army General Staff/GEO Directorate and Hellenic Engineers (ENG) Formation/Units.

 Chief of Staff (COS) of NRDC GR-HQ, Major General DRIVAS Christos, welcomed all the participants, expressed that the Headquarters will keep on training its multinational personnel alongside external participants and Subject Matter Experts from NATO Community, adapting...

June 16, 2017

From June 12th to June 15th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), hosted in its premises in Thessaloniki, the 2017 SAGE Workshop and Training for GRF(L) HQ’s. The event was attended by representatives from the Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) HQs using SAGE 300 ERP as their financial software and the consulting company in charge of their support.

 Chief of Staff (COS) of NRDC GR-HQ, Major General DRIVAS Christos, welcomed all the attendees underlining the role of the extended use of technology advancements within the financial procedures, whilst NRDC-...

June 09, 2017

From June 7th to June 9th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ), hosted in its premises in Thessaloniki, Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 (TRJR18), - Initial Planning Conference (IPC), conducted by Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) and directed by Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).

 Commander NRDC GR HQ, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, during his opening remarks welcomed all participants and highlighted the importance of exercise TRJR 18 for NRDC-GR. During his remarks he stated that “The IPC, to my opinion, is the most important event during the exercise...

June 02, 2017

From May 31st to June 2nd 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) hosted in its premises in Thessaloniki, the ACO CIMIC Key Leaders Conference 2017, organized by SHAPE J9 Division in collaboration with US EUCOM HQ/J9.

The aim of the conference was to provide mechanisms to address developments which have a direct or indirect impact upon ACO CIMIC/CMI activities. CLKC17 provided an important forum for exchange of ideas and information on developments related to CMI and the enhancement of ACO and National Component CIMIC capability while at the same time it was also an...

June 01, 2017

On May 29th to 30th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece hosted the Rapid Reaction Corps – France (RRC-FR) Conference, with the participation of subject matter experts (SMEs) delegation from RRC-FR, leaded by RRC – FR DCOS Plans & Environment Brigadier General Philippe BOISGONTIER.

The aim of the conference was to share the experience gained by RRC – FR SMEs during the last JTF evaluation in the framework of TRIDENT JAGUAR 17. The agenda consisted of a combination of briefings and open discussions covering all aspects from doctrine to operations through training and...

May 26, 2017

NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece participates in Exercise Steadfast Cobalt 17 (SFCT17), which begun on May 21st and will be completed on June 2nd 2017, in Kaunas, Lithuania. The exercise has been NATO Communication Information System Group’s (NCISG) main command and control exercise that is designed to primarily test and evaluate communication systems in support of the enhanced NATO Response Force (eNRF).

Exercise Steadfast Cobalt 17 provides a testing environment for assessing deployable communication systems with a focus on interoperability and standardisation. NATO Signal...

May 18, 2017

       On May 17th 2017, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Air Operations Coordination Centre (NRDC-GR/AOCC) conducted “IKAROS” Seminar in the HQ premises, with the participation of Air Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from NATO Air Command (AIRCOM) and Spanish Joint Force Air Component Command (ESP JFACC). 

       The aim of the seminar was to familiarize and update the Joint Staff of our HQ and to analyze selected Joint Force Air Component Command (JFACC) tasks and procedures interacting with a JTF HQ, in order to facilitate the transformation of NRDC-GR, in the frame of its...

May 03, 2017

The Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece, Lieutenant General Dimitrios BIKOS, welcomed the Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey, Lieutenant General Mehmet DAYSAL, who paid an official visit in the Headquarters premises, on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

After the welcome ceremony, Lt Gen Mehmet DAYSAL, had an office call with the Commander of NRDC-GR, were they discussed subjects of common interest, exchanged their views in the current Alliance’s challenges and shared experiences for both NRDC-GR and NRDC-T Headquarters.

The office call was followed by a...

April 13, 2017

On Apr 5th 2017, a delegation from NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece, led by the Deputy Commander Major General Dimitar ILIEV, visited the Multinational Joint Headquarters ULM, Germany.

The aim of the visit was to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two HQs in the light of the upcoming NATO certification for both NRDC-GR and MN JHQ ULM as Joint Headquarters in 2018.

DCOM of NRDC-GR had an office call with COM MN JHQ ULM Lieutenant General Richard ROSSMANITH in which he conveyed the intent of COM NRDC-GR LTG Dimitrios BIKOS to further deepen the bilateral...