The PMG carries out staff work for the Political and Security Committee (PSC)
Strategic Direction and Command
The PSC is the political steering group for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
The EU Operations Centre (OP CEN) was an ad hoc EU HQ. This has been replaced by the standing MPCC.
The EUMS is (in contrast to the MPCC) the non-operational military staff.
A committee of the Chiefs of Defence (CHODS) of member states, usually via permanent representatives (MilReps).
The CMPD is the civil–military strategic planning structure for missions.
CivCom advises the political and security committee on civilian aspects of crisis management.
The CPCC is the European External Action Services (EEAS) Directorate serving as the Operational Headquarters for the “civilian” (unarmed) Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions.