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LTC Titel Iova (ROU-A), NSO Course Director and Instructor
COL Brian A. Hill (USA-AF), NSO Dean

NATO School Oberammergau teaches in Kiev

By NSO Academic Department

A team from the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), in close cooperation with the NATO Defense College (NDC), conducted the 18th edition of the 'International Week' at the Ukrainian National Defence University (UNDU).

The theme for this important NATO-Ukraine engagement was "Reshaping NATO’s posture for 21st Century Challenges".

The one week programme started with keynote addresses by H.E. Mr Raimundas Karoblis, Lithuanian Minister of National Defence, and Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff.

The 500-person audience was composed mainly of students from the UNDU. The NDC and the NSO presented several lectures on NATO’s Partnership for Peace Programme, the resources regarding NATO’s support and the tenets of Article 5. The UNDU officers were informed about NATO’s past, current and future priorities and adaptions. The participants discussed the main security challenges faced by NATO and its partners as well as the ways in which NATO nations control their respective armed forces, using the instruments of civilian oversight and decentralized execution. The NATO operations planning process and the role logistics play within this process was also addressed.

In addition to the lectures, the NSO staff conducted committee sessions with smaller groups of students.