NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau 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

Trident

Trident Juncture 2015

Trident Juncture 2015

By Lieutenant Colonel Michael Buchkoski, Department Director, JTIC
Between 30 September and 8 October, a member of the NATO School Oberammergau’s (NSO) Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum (JTIC) staff joined SHAPE’s Evaluation Directorate in Zaragosa, Spain as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Joint Fires and Intelligence Support to Targeting during Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2015 (TJ15). As the largest NATO exercise since 2002, TJ15 included the participation of nearly 36,000 troops from 30 nations, 230 units, 140+ aircraft, and more than 60 ships. In addition, more than 12 international organizations, governmental organizations and NGOs participated, including the European Union, the OSCE, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the African Union. (read more...)


DEEP

Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Training and Education

Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Training and Education

The Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Training and Education workshop was delivered for the first time at the National Defence University in Belgrade Serbia from 22 to 24 September 2015.

The workshop was conducted by a team of experts from NATO School Oberammergau comprising Mr Gigi Roman, LCDR Remi Tremblay and Ms Tanja Geiss. (read more...)


Irregular Warfare

Irregular Warfare

Pilot Courses on Irregular Warfare

NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), in conjunction with the NATO Special Operations Headquarters and Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), is responding to a demand signal to educate those conventional forces' personnel serving in NATO staff roles on the unique capabilities and planning factors to bring NATO's "Quiet Professionals" into all lines of effort. As highlighted by USSOCOM Commander General Joseph Votel at the 2015 NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Symposium, SOF operate in the "gray zone" that blends all instruments of power. NSO is excited to launch seven pilot courses and seminars in 2016 that bring subject matter experts from the JSOU to explain how SOF operates in this zone. Based directly on student feedback from these first iterations, NSO will refine learning objectives and teaching methods to integrate these "gold standard" courses into our portfolio. (read more...)


Republic of Azerbaijan visits NSO

Republic of Azerbaijan visits NSO

Republic of Azerbaijan visits NATO School Oberammergau

An official delegation from the Republic of Azerbaijan visited the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) from 21 to 22 September 2015. This visit was requested by the Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Azerbaijan in pursuit of their efforts to operate an International Counter-Terrorism Training Centre (ICTTC). Members of the NSO Command Group and several subject matter experts provided briefings on NSO's experience in organizing and conducting courses, curriculum development, quality assurance processes and infrastructure support. (read more...)