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Course Announcements

N3-73 NATO Officer CBRN Defence Policy Course

The NSO is pleased to announce this extra iteration of the NATO Officer CBRN Defence Policy Course (N3-73-B-22) which will be held at the NSO 28 Nov-2 Dec 22. The NATO Secret course is designed to enable students to identify the current NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and CBRN threat and risk assessments, mitigation measures to lessen the risk posed by WMD/CBRN threats, management of the consequences of CBRN incidents, implications of CBRN hazards on all operations, and the respective NATO CBRN Defence policies, concepts, doctrines and procedures. Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known) and submit to the NSO prior to the Selection Board due to be completed on 12 Oct 22.

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N3-73-B-22 28 Nov-2 Dec 22 Resident at the 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 date:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N2-168-C-22 05-09 Dec 22 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 2022. 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 (XX-173) and NATO Media Operations Course (XX-174). Course dates for 2022 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
N10-172-A-22 28 Nov - 09 Dec 22 by DL Online
N10-172-E-22 19-23 Sep 22 Resident at the NSO
N10-172-F-22 26-30 Sep 22 Resident at the NSO

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


XX-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 2022 (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 2022 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
XX-173-C-22 31 Oct-11 Nov Resident at the NSO

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


XX-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 2022 (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 2022 are as follows:

Iteration Date Delivery Method
XX-174-C-22 5-16 Dec 22 Resident at the NSO

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