23-27 Mar 2015
NSO attended Military Partnership Coordination Workshop
NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) contributed to the Military Partnerships Coordination Workshop in Budva, Montenegro 23-27 Mar 15. Partnerships were identified as a priority at the 2014 Wales Summit with new Partner initiatives introduced by NATO. Maj Gen Ali Çetinkaya, Deputy Chief of Staff Military Partnership, TUR AF, stated that with the next NATO Summit planned for Warsaw in 2016, the vision was to ‘bridge the gap’ between Wales and Warsaw and the theme of this year’s Workshop was therefore ‘Developing Partnerships, Bridging the Future’. The Workshop was an opportunity for NATO Partners to receive Education and Training briefings and to discuss their 2016 Training Plan during bilateral talks with NATO. NSO is the largest single supplier of Individual Education and Training, providing more than 300 NATO approved Partner Training Events each year and was, therefore, represented during each bilateral discussion. In addition, NSO was one of 19 Training Exhibitors that provided Partners and NATO representatives with information and individual advice on the educational opportunities available through NSO. The NSO was represented by a delegation, which was led by Colonel Mikusi, Director of the Strategy, Plans and Policy Department.