About us

Headquarters Multinational Division South East– is a North Atlantic Council (NAC) activated NATO military body under operational command (OPCOM) of Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

In accordance with NAC decision, the HQ MND-SE enjoys NATO International Military HQ status pursuant to the Paris Protocol and any Supplementary Agreements between NATO nations and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

Leadership

COMMANDER

 
Brigadier General
Cristian-Daniel DAN

DEPUTY COMMANDER

Brigadier General
Plamen YORDANOV

CHIEF OF STAFF

 
Colonel
Ovidiu LUNGU

COMMAND SENIOR
ENLISTED LEADER

Sergeant Major
Marius G. STOIAN

The Mission

HQ MND–SE, under Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP) operational control (OPCON), is prepared to command and control an Article 5 operation – Collective Defence, as a divisional headquarters in the south-east region based on NATO advance planning, as authorized by the NAC and directed by SACEUR, in order to contribute to the security of the Alliance territory and populations.

MILESTONES

HQ MND-SE has among its personnel officers, warrant officers (WOs) and non-commisioned officers (NCOs) from 15 contributing nations: Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States, plus Romania, which is the framework nation.

The 1st Infantry Division „DACICA” was transformed into HQ MND-SE by the Order of the Romanian Ministry of Defense

December 1, 2015

HQ MND-SE held Initial Capability Declaration Ceremony.

March 22, 2018

HQ MND-SE hosted the 15th edition of the LANDCOM CORPS COMMANDERS conference (LC3) and the EXERCISE NAPLES BLUEPRINT 19.

2020
September 1, 2015

The activation ceremony of the headquarters was celebrated in Bucharest, representing the official integration of HQ MND-SE into the NATO Force Structure based on the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan from Wales Summit, 2014.

July 1, 2016

HQ MND-SE achieved Full Operational Capabilities during a ceremony held in Joint National Training Center in Cincu. 

2019

The new coronavirus (COVID 19) is the biggest challenge for the HQ MND-SE in this period, but the military of the structure continues its training and missions with the same dedication and professionalism.