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NATO Civil-Military Interaction (CMI)/CIMIC Orientation Course

Conducted by HIED


To provide students with an overview of the various roles, missions and doctrines related to NATO’s provisions on CMI/CIMIC and its relevance in their daily duties and activities.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: CMI - Civil-Military Cooperation/Interaction
Area: CM - Civil Military Cooperation
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.249
ETOC Code: CMI-CM-2423

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M9-57-A-24 04 - 08 Mar 24 Contact POC
M9-57-B-24 09 - 13 Sep 24 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.

Learning Objectives

CIMIC in NATO: Explain the role of CMI and CIMIC within NATO and its contribution to a comprehensive approach.

CIMIC Roles and Responsibilities: Explain the contribution of CMI/CIMIC in staff procedures and their relation to other relevant staff functions.

Civilian Stakeholders: Explain the mandates, roles, and policies of key civilian stakeholders in the civil military interaction/arena (e.g. ICRC, UNOCHA, IOM, NGOs).

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-5) and NCO's (OR-7 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents, of the NCS/NFS and not currently assigned to a NATO CMI/CIMIC position. The course focuses on the tactical and operational level.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


The chosen training option is a blended training approach, consisting of a mandatory pre-course ADL module1 (NATO CIMIC Awareness Course – NCAC) provided by the CCOE and complimented by a one-week residential course executed at NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau.

This one week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief, moderated Q&A sessions, alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates. Case studies complement the subject matter. A guest speaker provides top-level perspectives in closing the course on Friday.

Students should be aware they will be given short but essential reading tasks in the course of the week IOT prepare for the upcoming case-studies and lectures.

Further Information

Stakeholders such as International organizations and Non-governmental organizations contribute to the delivery of this course.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

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