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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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CSM Petek

Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek

ACO CSEL keynote speech to the NATO NCO Orientation Course

By Command Sergeant Major Miroslav Dulaj, Non-Commissioned Officers Programmes Department (NCOPD)

On 05 May 2016, Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek, the Command Senior Enlisted Leader NATO Allied Command Operations, addressed the NATO NCO Orientation Course, held at the NATO School Oberammergau, followed by an open discussion with 50 students from 17 NATO and partner countries. The NCO Orientation Course teaches students the NATO structures, policies, operations and emerging issues required for NCOs to work effectively within the Alliance. CSM Petek also forwarded greetings and a message on behalf of General Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

AM Stacey

Air Marshal Graham Stacey

Visit of COS ACT to NATO School Oberammergau (NSO)

By Sergeant Jamie Cavazos, Public Affairs Office

On 21 Apr 16, Air Marshal Graham Stacey, the Chief of Staff of NATO Allied Command Transformation, gave the keynote speech to the NATO Operational Law Course held at the NSO. The Air Marshal’s address on The Commander’s Expectations for Legal Support was well received by the multi-national audience and provided ample ammunition for debate and cross examination during the subsequent Question and Answer session. The visit concluded with an office call with the NSO Dean of Academics prior to the Air Marshal’s departure for Virginia.


Maj Alessandro Di Rienzo, JTIC staff, facilitates joint targeting training at the Spanish Joint Operations Command

Joint Targeting Training in Madrid

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

In April 2016, JTIC staff from the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) supervised the NATO Joint Targeting Staff Course at the Spanish Joint Operations Command (SJOC) in Madrid, Spain. The Targeting Staff Course provided 25 graduates with an understanding of the fundamentals of the NATO Joint Targeting Cycle and the various roles and responsibilities of NATO Targeteers. (read more...)

VADM Foggo

Vice Admiral James Foggo

Visit of COM STRIKFORNATO to the NATO School Oberammergau

By Colonel Zsolt Mikusi

On 14 Apr 16, Vice Admiral James Foggo, Commander US 6th Fleet and Commander Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), paid his first visit to the NATO School. During his visit VADM Foggo addressed the NATO Non-Commissioned Officer Intermediate Leadership Course and visited the Exhibition of the History of the NATO School.

Gender Perspective

Gender Briefing at PfP Training and Education Centre, Ankara

NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) promotes Gender Perspectives across NATO

By Lieutenant Commander Rémi Tremblay
Department Director, Standards, Evaluation & Training Department

At the 2014 NATO Wales Summit, the participating Heads of State and Government reaffirmed that integrating Gender Perspectives into NATO Operations and Training continued to be a high priority for the Alliance: We attach great importance to ensuring women’s full and active participation in the prevention, management, and resolution of conflicts, as well as in post-conflict efforts and cooperation [...] we have made significant progress in implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and related resolutions [...] Our on-going efforts to integrate gender perspectives into Alliance activities throughout NATO’s three core tasks will contribute to a more modern, ready, and responsive NATO. (read more...)