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Corporate Identity


The NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) will remain flexible and ready to rapidly respond to the challenges of the future security environment by supporting the educational and individual training requirements of NATO. We will establish strong and collaborative relationships with NATO’s Centres of Excellence, NATO’s Partnership Training and Education Centres and other leading academic institutions to collectively provide the most efficient and effective training capability for the Alliance and its partners. Our classrooms, whether physical or virtual, will reflect the diversity and reality of coalition operations, learning together, in support of NATO's comprehensive approach.

Knowledge Enables Capability



The NSO conducts education and individual training in support of current and developing NATO strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures.


We strive for excellence and seek continuous improvement in all that we do.

  • We invest in our staff, helping each member grow professionally while showing value to our sponsoring nations.
  • Diversity is our core strength, both in our staff and in our classrooms, as this is where shared understanding and interoperability begin.
  • We aim to produce quality training and education that is relevant to the needs of the Alliance now and in the future.

No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together.

Admiral James Stavridis, former SACEUR
Bavarian Stone Eagle

A Bavarian Stone Eagle in flight grasping the flame of knowledge under the protection of the Alliance

The flame signifies the knowledge gained at the NSO serves to enhance the strength of the North Atlantic Alliance. The strong Stone Eagle in flight symbolizes strength, the lofty ideals of the Alliance, and the far-reaching impact of the NSO in Southern Bavaria.


Core Values

Core values are the NSO's guiding principles and define what the NSO as an organization believes. Core values form the basis on which staff members perform work and conduct themselves at the "P-E-A-K" level.



Leading with humility and courtesy, placing service before self, dedicated to duty, accountable for ones actions, inspiring, and empowering others to achieve.



Constantly striving for continuous improvement, readiness, reliability, resilience, and quality.



Acting with integrity as the best representatives of our nations and the Alliance, committed to ethical conduct, fiscal accountability and respect.



Promoting a culture of learning and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge acquisition. Dedicated to learning new and innovative ways of conducting business. Thinking critically and anticipating new educational requirements, leading the Alliance's pursuit of required and future, individual education and training.