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Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineEducation,Training, Exercises & Evaluation (ETE)
AreaEducation and Individual Training (IT)
Depth of knowledge Level300 - Advance
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeETE-IT-3834
Course TitleNATO Staff Officer Orientation Course
ETF Course CodeM5-32
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionTo provide foundational knowledge on NATO structure, policies and operations and current issues affecting the Alliance.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. NATO History: Given references students will be able to describe the cornerstones in NATO History and Strategies and to recall NATO’s political and military organisation as well as current operations conducted by NATO 2. NATO Operational Art: Students will be able to recall the NATO Operational Planning Process in the Comprehensive Operational Planning Directive and to describe the aim of NATO’s Response Force Concept 3. NATO Legal Aspects: Given references, students will describe the legal parameters, requirements and responsibilities with regard to peace support operations and NATO’s ROE, with a special focus on required authority, the use of force and self-defence. 4. NATO Civil Military Relations: Referencing NATO’s military policy on CIMIC the students will describe the meaning of CIMIC, CIMIC activities and capabilities and how important civil military cooperation is on the contemporary battlefield 5. NATO Partnerships and Agreements: Students will be able to describe the importance of NATO’s partnerships and initiatives to include Partnership for Peace [PfP], Mediterranean Dialogue [MD], Istanbul Cooperation Initiative [ICI]) and other international relationships. 6. Cultural Diversity within the Alliance: Students will outline the importance of cultural diversity of different countries / regions to be considered in an international environment. 7. NATO's Current Operating Environment: Referencing NATO’s current situation and the decision of the recent summits the students will be able to recognize risks and threats of the future as seen by NATO
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Training AudienceM: NATO, PfP, MD, ICI and other nations as approved
ePrime Reference NumberACT.179

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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