NATO Special Operations Headquarters provides strategic advice, enables development, and synchronises activities to deter threats and defend the NATO Alliance.
Welcome Transforming SOF
The Alliance’s key purpose and greatest responsibility is to ensure the collective defence of Allies. NATO Special Operations Headquarters promotes and ensures that the SOF of NATO support alliance efforts to deter in peacetime and defend in crisis and conflict against the Alliance’s two main threats, Russia and Terrorist Organizations. NSHQ enables collective readiness, responsiveness, deployability, integration, and interoperability of our forces through policy, doctrine, education, training, verification, and certification. NSHQ’s leadership’s synchronizes Allied and Partner SOF activities to support NATO’s three core tasks: deterrence and defence; crisis prevention and management; and cooperative security.
Mission Focusing Special Operations
The mission of NSHQ is to provide strategic advice, enable development, and synchronise activities to deter threats and defend the Alliance.
Vision Adapting to Change
NSHQ serves as a bridge between the NATO requirements, demands and opportunities to the national SOF commands. NSHQ achieves its mission through continuous improvement of SOF forces capability/ability to deter and defend against all threats from all directions.