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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

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

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  • USSOCOM NATO Special Operations Forces Liaison Course

    Prepares staff officers, warrant officers, and senior NCOs to serve as liaisons from the SOC

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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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  • USSOCOM Special Operations Air Integration Course (SOAIC)

    To provide students from national, joint, or combined organizat

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  • NATO SOF Technical Exploitation Operations Coordinator Course

    Graduates will learn the fundamentals of how to train their Nation’s exploitation teams. Th

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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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  • SOF Integration Seminar

    The NATO SOF Strategic Integration Seminar is a 3-day event focused on political, strategic and o

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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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  • ISAF SOF GDPSU SOAG Pre-deployment training

    On 01 JUL 14 the United Kingdom will assume responsibility of the ISAF SOF GDPSU SOAG. This

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  • NSOCC-A and ISAF SOF Predeployment Training

    Prepare NATO and ISAF member nations’ SOF officers and NCOs for tactical and operational st

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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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  • NATO SOF Intelligence Course

    The NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Intelligence Course (NSIC) establishes a NATO SOF standa

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