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Course Announcements

We will offer new courses at the NATO School Oberammergau soon. In the meantime, please visit the → Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) page for information about our online lectures or browse the → Course Catalogue for existing courses.


Course Announcements

XX-148 Principles of Software Reverse Engineering

The NATO School is pleased to announce this newly introduced 10 week (blended) Cyber Course into our curriculum. The aim of this course is to equip students to apply methodologies and tools used for discerning software functionality and to identify vulnerabilities in that software without prior access to the overarching program design. This is a technical course that requires programming experience. The target audience is personnel (info - security managers, technicians and reverse engineers, malware cyber security specialists, system penetration engineers, and IP Sec engineers) those work responsibilities require or would benefit from a deeper understanding of low-level software operation. Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known). The XX-148-23 (blended) course is delivered in 2023 as follows:

Week Date Delivery Method
Week 1 11-15 Sep 23 Resident at the NSO
Week 2-9 18 Sep-10 Nov 23 DL/Online coursework completed at home location
Week 10 13-17 Nov 23 Final resident week at NSO

N2-168 NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager"s Course

After NATO review of OSINT training requirements the NSO is pleased to announce the introduction of the NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager’s Course The course aim is to develop the competencies of OSINT managers to direct and guide OSINT activity within the framework of the NATO Intelligence Cycle and the JISR Process and the target audience is OF-2-OF-5 and OR-6-OR-9 (or civilian equivalents) responsible for managing or directing OSINT collection and analysis in support of military operations and planning. Students should have a minimum of one year prior military intelligence experience in analytic or collection management position or prior completion of N2-02 NATO Intelligence Course and the N2-03 Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CT&SA) or N2-151 NATO Intelligence Processing Course (NIPC). This NS course is designed to assist intelligence leaders to incorporate OSINT capabilities into their single-source or all-source collection and analytic efforts, effectively direct and manage OSINT assets as a JISR function, and operationalize OSINT tasks in support of validated requirements. This course may compliment N2-04 OSINT Practitioner’s Course and interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known). Course dates:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N2-168-A-23 17-21 Jul 23 Resident at the NSO
N2-168-B-23 11-15 Dec 23 Resident at the NSO

N10-172 NATO StratCom Foundation Course

As a result of the NATO StratCom review, the NSO will deliver this newly introduced course which is not yet showing in the Course Catalogue for 2023. The course is designed to prepare personnel for service in a NATO Strategic Communications Directorate (or similar title) in line with MC 0628 and AJP-10 and for further specific Strategic Communications training. It is designed to assist the integration of all capabilities and functions in the Strategic Communications discipline, the primary target audience of this course are students from NATO StratCom, Military Public Affairs, Information Operations, PSYOPS branches and CIMIC. Rank requirements are OF-1 to OF-6 and OR-3 to OR-9 or civilian equivalent. This course will become a prerequisite for Role-Specific, NATO advanced Stratcom Courses ie NATO Communications & Information Activities (Comm&IA) Planner Course (N10-173) and NATO Media Operations Course (N10-174). Course dates for 2023 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N10-172-A-23 6-10 Feb 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-B-23 27-31 Mar 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-C-23 8-12 May 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-D-23 17-21 Jul 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-E-23 4-8 Sep 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-F-23 6-17 Nov 23 DL/Online

Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the → POC Finder if not known).


N10-173 NATO Communications & Information Activities (Comm&IA) Planner Course

As a result of the NATO StratCom review, the NSO will deliver this newly introduced course which is not yet showing in the Course Catalogue for 2023 (replacement for N3-19/N3-153 courses). The course is designed to prepare personnel assigned to planning roles within NATO Strategic Communications Directorates or equivalent organizations (encompassing StratCom, InfoOps, PSYOPS, MilPA) to plan, coordinate and synchronize communication and information activities. The primary target audience of this course are OR-8 to OR-9 and OF-2 to OF-5 (or civilian equivalent) who are NATO Communications and Information Activities Planners within the NATO Force Structure. Students are required to first successfully complete the NATO StratCom Foundation Course (N10-172) prior to attendance. Course dates for 2023 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N10-173-A-23 6-17 Mar 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-173-B-23 15-26 May 23 Resident at the NSO
N10-173-C-23 20 Nov-1 Dec 23 Resident at the NSO

Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the → POC Finder if not known).


S10-174 NATO Media Operations Course

As a result of the NATO StratCom review, the NSO will deliver this newly introduced course which is not yet showing in the Course Catalogue for 2023 (replacement for Public Affairs M5-46/S5-44 courses). The aim of this course is to prepare personnel for service in a NATO Strategic Communications Directorate Public Affairs Branch (or similar title) as a Media Operations specialist. The primary target audience for this course are Officers, NCOs and Civilians designated for positions within NATO Strategic Communications Directorates Public Affairs Branch (or similar title) as a Media Operations specialist. Rank requirements are OF1 to OF-4 and OR-6 to OR-9 and students must have successfully completed the NATO StratCom Foundation Course (N10-172) and completed training as required in ASCP-1 Strategic Communications Education and Training Annex E. Course dates for 2023 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
S10-174-A-23 6-17 Feb 23 Resident at the NSO
S10-174-B-23 19-30 Jun 23 Resident at the NSO
S10-174-C-23 4-15 Dec 23 Resident at the NSO

Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the → POC Finder if not known).