Academics > Portfolio >

Course Catalogue

N5-31

NATO Senior Officer Policy Course

Conducted by COSEC

Aim

To present senior NATO personnel with the key factors, concepts and principles of NATO’s current and future security environment while providing insight into the strategies and policy of the Alliance.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises and Evaluation
Area: ET - ETEE
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.431
ETOC Code: ETE-ET-2581

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N5-31-A-21 18 - 22 Jan 21 Contact POC
N5-31-B-21 06 - 10 Sep 21 Contact POC

If you wish to join a 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.

Learning Objectives

Identify current and potential security issues that affect NATO security: Identify current and potential security issues that affect NATO security.

Identify threats and opportunities that affect policy decisions within the alliance: Identify threats and opportunities that affect policy decisions within the alliance.
(revise) Extrapolate the threats and opportunities that affect policy decisions within the NATO Alliance.

Describe the contemporary security environment and its implication for NATO: Describe the contemporary security environment and its implication for NATO.
(revised) Summarise the facts, terms, concepts and principles of the contemporary security environment and its implication for NATO

Appreciate the relationships that affect the alliance's capabilities: Appreciate the relationships that affect the alliance's capabilities.
(revise) Comprehend the relationships that affect the capabilities of the NATO Alliance

Course Participants

Military Officers (OF-5 thru OF-9) or civilian equivalent who are assigned to the NATO Command and Force Structures, or whose position requires insight into NATO strategy/policy issues.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-5 thru OF-9

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of four modules which complement each other in the understanding of NATO’s security environment. Within each module, discrete subject topics may vary depending on the current worldwide security situation. Each lecture ends with an interactive Q & A to enable students to develop and consolidate their understanding of the subject topic. Panel discussions will be used to enable in-depth discussions with more than one lecturer, thereby allowing contrasting viewpoints to be aired. Course material (lecture notes) will be available through the NATO School portal upon completion for reference.

Further Information

This biannual, one-week course is conducted using the following methods of instruction:

(1) Formal, 20-minute to 30-minute lectures followed by a 30-minute to 20-minute Q&A period.
(2) Panel discussions in support of a preceding formal lecture.