Georgia became a member of NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force 40210154

Defence & Security News - (Georgia)
 
Georgia became a member of NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force 
Georgia has become a member of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force. The force is a highly ready one comprised of multinational land, air, maritime and special operations components. Forces are committed on a rotational base for a period of 12 months. Its total power reaches 40,000 troops. They can respond swiftly to various crises around the world.
     
Georgia became a member of NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force
Georgian troops during training with US Marines (Source: USMC)
     

Although it is a NATO force, the participating forces are not restricted to those from member-states. Upon the approval of the North Atlantic Council, a non-member state can take part in the force. Before fully joining it, there is a period of national preparation followed by training with other countries.

Based on this approach, Georgia will take part in the rapid reaction force with a force consisting of 100 men, according to the country’s Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, speech at the UN. It will be the fourth non-member state to become a member of the force. Until today, 130 Georgian soldiers have been part of the NRF reserve force.

Georgia has already trained troops for this task. They have received the necessary training both in Georgia and in Germany. The country has also taken part in the Afghanistan and Central African Republic operations, proving its international commitments.

 

 

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