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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

NATO SOF Symposium Scheduled for 8-10 September 2015
21-July-2015

NATO SOF Symposium 2015. The premier Special Operations Forces event hosted by the NATO Special Operations Headquarters brings together the trans-Atlantic SOF community alongside SOF from NATO’s Partnership for Peace, the Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperative Initiative, and NATO’s "Partners Around the Globe".

NSHQ Commander Lt Gen Webb Address During Allied Joint SOF Table Top Exercise (TTX) in Bucharest
12-May-2015

LT GEN Brad Webb Commander of the NATO Special Operations Command and Colonel Craciun of the Romanian Special Operations Forces conduct an interview in Bucharest in conjunction with an Allied Joint Special Operations Table Top Exercise with regional Allied SOF Commanders.

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NSHQ Commander Lt Gen Webb interview with Lithuanian National Radio & Television (LRT) in Vilnius
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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  • NATO Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    NATO Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

     This five day course teaches NATO

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  • NATO Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    NATO Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

     This five day course teaches NATO

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  • NATO Special Operations Air Planning Course (SOAPC)

    The SOAPC is designed to instruct NATO SOF air mission planners at the SOATU/SOATG level who

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  • NATO SOF Cellular Exploitation Course

    The objective of the NATO SOF Cell Phone Exploitation Course is to educate on the principles, tec

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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 Advanced Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    NATO Advanced Special Operations Medical Leaders Course

    This five day course teaches Sp

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  • Briefing, Presentation and Instructional Skills Training

    The objective of Briefing, Presentation and Instructional Skills Training is to educate instructo

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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 SOFEVAL Course

    The NA

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  • ISR OPERATIONS AND INTEL COLLECTIONS COURSE (IO/IC)

    The course(s) is aimed to improve NATO SOF utilization of ISR capabilities in support of NATO SOF

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  • Threat Network Analysis Course

    The NATO SOF Threat Network Analysis Course (TNAC) focuses on all-source intelligence analysis to

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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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