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

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NATO Senior Officer Policy Course

His Excellency Ambassador Masafumi Ishii

Senior Officer Policy Course 1/17

By Public Affairs Office

Between 30 Jan - 03 Feb 17, the NSO hosted the NATO Senior Officer Policy Course. The Course is a biannual, one-week strategic level course facilitated by the NSO's Cooperative Security (COSEC) Department whose remit is to deliver a broad spectrum of training and knowledge within a strong multinational context.
Guest speakers from the North Atlantic Council, NATO Headquarters, the Bi-Strategic Commands, as well as several academic and political institutions, discussed NATO's current and future security environment.
In this year's first iteration, 70 participants from 18 nations attended the Course. (more pictures...)


Lieutenant General Williams


By Public Affairs Office

On 27/28 Jan 17, Lieutenant General Williams, Commander Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), and Chief Warrant Officer Rice, Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) LANDCOM, visited the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO). The primary purpose of their visit was to address the NATO Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course which forms part of the NSO’s Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) Programme and is designed to prepare NCOs designated by their nation to assume their responsibilities as a CSEL in an international environment and in a position close to the commander. Lt Gen Williams took the opportunity to meet the Commandant NSO and senior staff and, during a round table discussion, was briefed on the current role of, and future developments at, the NSO. (more pictures...)


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...)