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NATO Public Affairs in Operations Course

Conducted by HIED


To prepare students for NATO PA activities as NATO forces spokespersons and as NATO PA staff officers either on or in direct support of NATO operations.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: STC - Strategic Communication
Area: PA - Public Affairs, Military Public Affairs
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.467
ETOC Code: STC-PA-3547

Admin note

Please note that this course is pending removal from the NSO Curriculum and is replaced by the NATO Media Operations (XX-174 ) Course-see Course Announcements page

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Learning Objectives

Conduct PA Activities at the Operational Level: Given a scenario, students will demonstrate the ability to conduct PA activities at the operational level in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

Conduct Media Relation Activities as a NATO Spokesperson: Given a scenario, students will demonstrate the ability to conduct media activities as a NATO force spokesperson in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

Course Participants

Military Officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, who will be assigned in a PA or spokesperson function. Students will be selected by the course director fulfilling following criteria: having successfully conducted a national PA training and the M5-46 course within two years before applying for the S5-44 course.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief moderated Q&A sessions. Students will be trained to perform specific practical media relations tasks.

Further Information

This course will be run the week following the M5-46 Public Affairs Policy Indoctrination Course. Media training will be conducted during the week. Note: This course requires approval by the OPR and Course Director for entry. Please submit a Joining Report if interested, and you will be contacted as to the status of your approval.