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Command Group & Special Staff

The Commandant exercises control and supervision over all elements and activities of the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO).

The Deputy Commandant also serves as the Chief of Staff and oversees and directs all administrative, operational and support activities in support of the mission.

The Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) advises the Commandant on matters relating to enlisted personnel. He also directs NSO’s recreation services in support of the morale and welfare of staff and students.

Special Staff provides the support to ensure NSO remains a world class training institution.


The Academics Directorate, headed by the Dean of Academics (DA), is responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of the academic curriculum in support of SACEUR’s priorities and requirements. The DA oversees all academic processes ensuring adherence to NATO’s Bi-SC policy on education and individual training.

CJ-Staff & Support

The CJ Staff provide the critical support functions of Personnel, Security, Logistics, Communications and Finance to enable the efficient delivery of NSO’s training and education mission.