U.S. Army Europe will activate new units within Germany as a display of our continued commitment to NATO and our collective resolve to support European security.
This overseas force structure change is a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directing the U.S. Army to increase its numbers. As the U.S. Army grows, a significant portion of that growth will take place in Europe as the mission to defend NATO allies and deter aggression continues to be a priority.
New permanently-stationed forces in Europe will result from new unit activations rather than units re-locating from the United States. The addition of these forces increases U.S Army readiness in Europe and ensures we are better able to respond to any crisis.
New unit activations are scheduled to begin this year and should be completed by September 2020. Find out more.