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Our Intent

Provide NATO and NSHQ Allies and Partners with expert SOF advice, information, training, education, networking and operational support.  Be prepared to be part of a SOF Command and Control (C2) Core, deployable.  Engage routinely with SHAPE, other NATO entities, and our Nations.  Enable national and combined NATO SOF capabilities, which are increasingly relevant in today’s uncertain and dynamic world.  Act with unity of purpose on behalf of NSHQ.

Our Mission

NSHQ is the primary point of development, coordination and direction for all NATO Special Operations-related activities, in order to optimise employment of Special Operations Forces.   Provide an operational command capability when directed by SACEUR.

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Welcome to the NATO Special Operations Headquarters and the NATO Allied and Partner SOF Collaborative Network!

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Recent News

NSHQ Commander Lt Gen Webb interview with Lithuanian National Radio & Television (LRT)
30-March-2015

NSHQ Commander,  Lt Gen Webb’s  interview with Lithuanian National Radio & Television (LRT) as part of the deployable Special Operations Component Command - Core element in Lithuania during an Allied Joint SOF Table Top Exercise (TTX).

 

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Save the date for the NATO Allied and Partner SOF Symposium 8-10 September 2015!
Save the date for the NATO Allied and Partner SOF Symposium 8-10 September 2015!
26-November-2014

NATOSOF2015  is a NATO SOF event focusing interest on the Alliance of NATO Allied and Partner Global Special Operations Forces.

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  • NATO SOF Medicine Research Workshop

    The NATO Special Operations Headquarte

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  • SOCC Staff Course

    The objective of the Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Staff Course is to prepare stude

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  • NATO SOF Air Mission Challenge

    The NATO SOF Air Mission Challenge is a seven day training event for operators, aircrews and

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  • NATO Advanced Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    NATO Advanced Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    This five day course teaches Sp

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  • SOCC Planning Course

    The Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Planning Course is a nine day course focused at t

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  • Maritime Intelligence Seminar

    The Maritime Intelligence seminar is designed for SOF intelligence professional who already have

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  • Africa Course

    All SOF can benefit from this course and increase situational awareness on current events. T

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  • NSHQ Mandatory Induction Training (MInT)

    As a new member of the NSHQ team you are required to complete Mandatory Induction Training (MInT)

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  • NSHQ Pre-deployment Medical Refresher Training

    Tactical point of injury medical training provided only to NSHQ permanent party personnel in prep

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  • NATO Special Operations Surgical Team Development Course

    NATO Special Operations Surgical Team Development Course

    This five day course teaches N

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  • SOCC Joint Operations Centre Course

    The objective of the Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Co

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  • SOAC Air Operations Centre Course

    The objective of the Special Operations Air Command (SOAC) Air Operations Centre (AOC) Course is

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