2013 NATO Response Force
On 16 January 2013 HQ ARRC formally took over the role of the NATO Response Force (NRF) during a ceremony at Imjin Barracks when the ARRC commander, Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, accepted responsibility from the commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Greece, Lieutenant General Georgios Basiakoulis. The ARRC remained on NRF status for the whole of 2014, relinquishing responsibility in January 2014.
Joint Task Force 15
In July 2015 HQ ARRC was placed on standby as a certified Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters in order to oversee small, joint land operations should the need arise. HQ ARRC had certified for such a role the preceding May at the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway during Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2015. The ARRC remained on such status for approximately a year.
2017 NATO Response Force
In January 2017 HQ ARRC assumed responsibility as the Land Component Command (LCC) element of the NATO Response Force (NRF) during a ceremony at Imjin Barracks whereby the ARRC commander, Lieutenant General Tim Radford, assumed responsibility from the commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Spain. Over the course of 2017 HQ ARRC acted in its capacity as the LCC during one of NATO's capstone exercises - Exercise NOBLE JUMP 2017 - and supervised the movement of approximately 5,000 NATO troops from across Europe to NATO's periphery in Romania, the first time in NATO history such a movement had been conducted. In November 2017 HQ ARRC executed its own capstone exercise, Exercise ARRCADE FUSION 2017, which saw the command and control of five separate divisions in a notional setting whilst simultaneously and successfully testing the ARRC's 'Survive to Command' concept.
HQ ARRC relinquished NRF responsibility to NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy on 10 January 2018.
Last updated 07 November 2019