Established on July 1st, 2005, the Rapid Reaction Corps-France (RRC-Fr) is a NATO-certified French headquarters capable of commanding a national or multinational land component of 5,000 to 60,000 personnel.
Reactive, flexible and open to the world, RRC-Fr is a purpose-built organisation designed to tackle the complexity of military operations in the early twenty-first century.
Besides France, RRC-Fr’s framework nation, fourteen allied nations contribute to the staff on a permanent basis, representing a total of 70 personnel. The diversity of culture is a real gateway to the world, leading to more effective results. Everything is done to draw on the military experience of each nation. The continuous exchanges are made easier by the use of English as a common working language.
Open to the world
A multinational headquarters subordinated to Land Forces Command (CFT), RRC-FR is open to all EU and NATO members. Alongside other French Land Forces Headquarters, it allows France to meet its international defence and security commitments. It is intended to be committed in a multinational environment under a NATO, EU or French mandate. This has happened several times in Afghanistan and in Africa (participation in EUFOR and Operation Barkhane in the Sahel).
RRC-FR reinforces French and Allied headquarters deployed in overseas theatres of operations, to the tune of 40 to 80 personnel each year. In France, it commits more than 100 personnel to Operation Sentinelle.