27 Apr 17
NSO takes on the mantle of Department Head for ETEE
By Lieutenant Commander Rémi Tremblay
Standards, Evaluation and Training Department
As the newly appointed Department Head (DH) within NATO Global Programming for the NATO Education Training Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) Discipline, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) hosted the first Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) Working Group from 10-12 Apr 17.
The NATO ETEE TRA was conducted in order to examine the NATO ETEE training landscape for the NATO Command Structure (NCS) and the NATO Force Structure (NFS). This effort is designed to help unify and synchronize Education and Training (E&T) related to personnel supporting education, training and collective exercises in NATO. The TRA process is a vital component of NATO Global Programming as it reviews what E&T is required and identifies current and desired solutions that can fulfil NATO requirements.
The participants in the first NATO ETEE TRA included representatives from SHAPE, HQ SACT, HQ JFCBS, HQ AIRCOM, NSO, HQ U.S. Army Europe (HQ USAREUR), the Hellenic National Defence College and the Marshall European Partner Language Training Center Europe. During this working group the participants review over 180 performance statements related to NATO ETEE starting at the Political/ Military Level through the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels of the NFS and NCS to verify their accuracy and identify if current education and training opportunities existed to support the required level of performance.
The next TRA working group will take place in the fall of 2017 focussing on the following NATO E&T requirements that have been allocated to the ETEE Discipline:
- NATO Administration;
- International Relations;
- Defence and Security Policy;
- Defence Planning and Capability Development.
As the DH for NATO ETEE, NSO is continually seeking new and transformative means of educational delivery to complement traditional residential delivery. The use of blended learning, modelling & simulation, virtual reality and synchronous online delivery can potentially additional opportunities for extending NATO E&T. If your organization is involved with providing E&T solutions to NATO related to ETEE and/or the seven additional focus areas within the ETEE discipline please contact LCdr Remi Tremblay the ETEE DH point of contact to discuss how you can become involved.