Multinational Corps Northeast
Following the Corps Convention regulations, "within the limits of national constitutions and in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, pursuant to the decisions taken by the competent organs of the participating States, the Corps will be tasked:
- To plan and operate for collective defence purposes under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty;
- To contribute with its Headquarters within the framework of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, or regional arrangements pursuant to Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations, to multinational crisis management operations including peace support operations e.g. as a Land Component Command in a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) context or as a Force Command - these missions may be conducted with forces subordinated or added to the Corps for those purposes;
- To plan, prepare and, on request, conduct humanitarian and rescue missions including natural disaster relief missions."
After successfully attaining Full Operational Capability in November 2005 and becoming a member of NATO's Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) in February 2006, HQ MNC NE received the following mission:
- Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast shall be prepared to deploy, on order of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), to an area of operations designated by SACEUR, for sustainment and rotation, for prolonged operations and to undertake combined, joint military operations across the operational spectrum either as a corps headquarters or as a land component command headquarters.
With the purpose of ensuring HQs MNC NE is prepared for future tasks, missions and challenges, Commander MNC NE has articulated his training & exercise policy principles. This mission-driven policy requires a flexible and multi -year approach at all levels, and focuses on mission preparation training requirements and effects-based joint training. It also requires affiliated formations and capabilities to be provided by the nations. Such entities are to be nominated for dedicated training and exercise activities in order to allow the Corps to meet training requirements applicable to the Graduated Readiness Forces (Land) Headquarters.