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NATO Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) Foundation Course

Conducted by HIED


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.
This course will become a prerequisite for Role-Specific, NATO ADVANCED.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified 7NNN
Discipline: STC - Strategic Communications
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.950
ETOC Code: STC-ST-26885

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N10-172-F-23 06 - 17 Nov 23 (DL)
N10-172-A-24 29 Jan 24 - 02 Feb 24 Contact POC
N10-172-B-24 11 - 15 Mar 24 Contact POC
N10-172-C-24 20 - 24 May 24 Contact POC
N10-172-D-24 01 - 05 Jul 24 Contact POC
N10-172-E-24 02 - 06 Sep 24 Contact POC
N10-172-F-24 04 - 15 Nov 24 (DL) Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Course Participants

The target population for this course is NCOs, Officers, and Civilians designated for positions within NATO Strategic Communications Directorates or equivalent, including Military Public Affairs, Information Operations, PSYOPS and StratCom

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-3 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-6


5-day residential course consisting of interactive lectures (content approved by appropriate authority, see CCD III), case studies, moderated panel discussions.