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Joint Targeting Programme

Training Curriculum Advancing NATO Targeting Competency

By Lieutenant Colonel Michael Buchkoski
Department Director, Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum (JTIC) Department

In January 2015, the Joint Targeting Education and Training Programme at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) was officially activated with the aim to increase targeting competency across the Alliance. Over the past two years, the Programme has trained over 1,500 international students in disciplines from basic targeting fundamentals to advanced-level operational courses. The aim of this article is to articulate the main achievements of the Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum (JTIC) Programme and provide an outlook for the Programme's future. (read more...)

NATO Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Course


NATO CD&E Course in Rome

By Public Affairs Office

From 17 to 24 Oct 16, the NATO Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Course was delivered, for the first time, at the Italian Centre for Defence Innovation, Rome. The Course was conducted at the request of the Policy and Plans Department of the Italian Defence General Staff; attendees included students from 7 NATO nations, ranging from OF-2 to OF-5, representing all Armed Services and the Carabinieri. (read more...)

PTEC Marketplace 2016

By Public Affairs Office

On 19 Oct 16, the NATO School Oberammergau Dean of Academics, Colonel Dreifke, addressed representatives from 19 Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) at the PTEC Community event known as the "Marketplace" held in NATO Headquarters, Brussels. (read more on ACT website...) (more pictures…)

NATO Senior Officer Policy Course

SACEUR, General Scaparotti

NATO Senior Officer Policy Course at the NSO

By Public Affairs Office

The NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) hosted the NATO Senior Officer Policy Course, between 03 - 07 Oct 16, to an audience of OF-5 officers and above.
The NATO Senior Officer Policy Course is a biannual opportunity for NATO personnel to discuss current and future security issues with direction and guidance provided by senior military leaders, policymakers and members of academia. On this occasion, guest speakers included representatives from the North Atlantic Council, NATO Headquarters, the Bi-Strategic Commands and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with a keynote speech delivered by SACEUR, General Scaparotti.
Lectures were interspersed with lively discussion and question and answer sessions, all conducted under the Chatham House Rule of non-attribution. (more photos...)