Aim: The aim of the SOATGC is to prepare SOF airmen and assigned personnel to operate in the NATO SOF environment as part of an SOATG structure, by developing and improving an understanding of an SOATG in terms of organization, function, process, and staff member responsibilities to operate efficient and effectively in support of a special operations component command (SOCC). The SOATGC builds the skills required for NATO SOATG staff in terms of integration and interoperability, within a NATO C2 structure.
Objective: Students will identify the importance of SOF air integration and the relevance of SOF mindset and be able to operate as a NATO SOATG staff member or in support of an SOATG as a member of a special operations liaison element (SOLE), special operations C2 element (SOCCE), or SOATG liaison officer (LO).
Description: The SOATGC is designed to prepare special operations forces (SOF) airmen and designated support staff to operate as part of a functioning special operations air task group (SOATG) within a NATO environment. The course provides the student with an overview of the function and utility of an SOATG and will provide students with the knowledge and tools to plan, employ, and integrate special air warfare focused on current and future operations, within a NATO SOF command and control (C2) structure. Additionally, students will be introduced to the SOF mindset and will apply the SOF mindset throughout the course.
Target Audience: This course is designed for personnel designated to be a staff member within, or in support of (SOLE, SOCCE, SOATU LO) a NATO SOATG.
Requirements: Students should have a 3332 in English language skill and should be comfortable speaking English in front of groups.