The NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) is NATO’s premier individual training and education facility at the operational level

With courses, seminars and workshops, the NSO meets the current and emerging training needs of the Alliance and partner nations

Knowledge Enables Capability




At the Heart of the Bavarian Alps


SVK CHOD

 

Slovak Chief of Defence at the NSO

By Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj
NSO Command Senior Enlisted Leader

On 19 Jun 18, the NSO hosted the new Slovak Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Daniel Zmeko, and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Slovak Armed Forces, CSM Vladimír BELUŠ. On 7 May 18, LG Zmeko assumed responsibility as the highest ranking military Commander in Slovakia, placing his visit to the NSO as one of his first official events in his new capacity. This occasion marked history for the school as the first-ever visit of a Slovak CHOD in the 65-year history of the school.

LG Zmeko and the NSO Commandant, Col Dreifke, discussed various topics including NATO Adaptation, the security environment in central and eastern Europe, and the importance of educational development in today‘s modern armed forces. LG Zmeko was delighted to see an increasing number of Slovak students in recent years. He also took great satisfaction and pride seeing a Slovak Senior NCO, CSM Miroslav DULAJ, as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the school. LG Zmeko assured the Commandant about future Slovak support and that he will advocate for increased faculty from NATO and Partner nations to meet the growing mission demand at the NSO.


V4 Senior Enlisted Seminar

 

V4 Senior Enlisted Seminar

By Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj
NSO Command Senior Enlisted Leader

From on 30-31 May 18, the NSO participated in the V4 Senior Enlisted Seminar in the Czech Republik. The NSO was represented by Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj and Superintendent of the Academic Department Sergeant Major Martin Gut. Twenty four top enlisted leaders from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Texas, Nebraska, the NSO and NATO ACT discussed topics with regards to Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), especially the future development of the NCO Corps and mutual cooperation in the area of education and training.
Baseline for discussion was the Strategic Foresight Analysis and NATO NCO Bi-SC Strategic Command Strategy and NCO Guidelines.

At the seminar, NCOs serving or having served at the NSO met. Chief Warrant Officer Tibor Bogdán, a former course director and instructor at NSO’s NCO Programme, was selected to become the next ACT CSEL, replacing CCM Jack Johnson Jr. later this year.


NATO Land Operations Discipline Workshop

 

NATO Land Operations Discipline Workshop

By Public Affairs Office

From 08-09 May 18, the NATO Land Operations Discipline Workshop took place at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO). The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the development of new training and education opportunities based on identified education and training gaps as well as providing a forum for the Land Operations Community to express and identify individual, collective or potentially duplicated training requirements.

On 09 May 18, Course Control Documents (CCDs) were signed by the Land Operations Requirement Authority, represented by Commander Piotr Paluch, LANDCOM, and Mr Mathew Fitch, Department Head, USAREUR. The Slovak Armed Forces were represented by Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj, the NSO’s Command Senior Enlisted Leader. The signed CCDs allow the Slovak Armed Forces Academy to certify the course Introduction to the Planning of Joint Operations and finalize the ACT institutional accreditation process.