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NATO Public Affairs Policy Indoctrination Course

Conducted by HIED


To prepare students to provide guidance and advice to NATO and PfP commanders on current NATO public affairs policy, procedures, and activities.


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: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.185
ETOC Code: STC-PA-2548

Admin note

Please note that this course is pending removal from the NSO Curriculum and is replaced by the NATO StratCom Foundation (XX-172) Course- see Course Announcements page

Course Iterations

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Learning Objectives

PA Guidance: Given references, the student will prepare timely, effective, and succinct guidance related to public affairs for the NATO and Partner commanders in accordances with MC 457-2, ACO 95-1, ACO 95-3.

Conduct Public Affairs Activities: Given references, students will be able to conduct public affairs activities in coordination with STRATCOM elements: PSYOPS, INFO OPS, and CIMIC.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, assigned to a national headquarters, agency, MOD, Foreign Affairs department, or subordinate military headquarters or unit which fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO.

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. Case studies complete the subject matter.

Further Information

This course is a prerequisite for the NATO PA in Operations Course (S5-44).