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Combined CFE Arms Control Verification Inspector/Escort Course

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of this course is to prepare students to conduct inspection duties while ensuring compliance with the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified Releasable to CFE Signatories / PfP / MD
Discipline: WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction / CBRN Defence
Area: AC - Arms Control
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.198
ETOC Code: WMD-AC-3843

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M5-18-A-24 07 - 11 Oct 24 13

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Learning Objectives

CFE Treaty: Given references, students will recall the development of the CFE Treaty (“from the past to the future”) in the context of NATO’s approach to Conventional Arms Control and the Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM).

CFE Treaty Main Provisions: Referencing the treaty, students will recapitulate the basic structure / the main provisions as well as the meaning of information exchange.

CFE Treaty Inspections: Referencing the given information, students will summarise the preparation and conduct of an inspection in accordance with the CFE Treaty.

CFE Treaty Escort Operations: Referencing the given information, students will summarise the preparation and conduct of an escort operation in accordance with the CFE Treaty.

Preparing and Conducting Inspections: Given a scenario, students will prepare and conduct two practical inspections in accordance with the CFE Treaty.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivelant, assigned to a national or military inspection organization. Diplomats and staff from NATO HQ delegations and diplomats and staff in a ministry of defence or a ministry of foreign affairs or members of a national delegation to the OSCE are invited to participate in the course.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


Thisone week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates, followed by back briefs to plenary. Case studies complete the subject matter. Plenary role play will prepare students for inspections and escort missions.