(SOF-SO-32054) Countering Hybrid Threats (CHT) Course

Description

Course Aim.  The mission and overarching goal of the Countering Hybrid Threats course is to:

 

 

  • Educate attendees on the nature and components of hybrid threats, defeat/deterrence options,  and to foster a community of defence professionals prepared to deal with hybrid threat challenges;
  • Ensure leaders are equipped to support CA strategy development for a hybrid environment;
  • Continue building a network of strategic-minded alumni able to leverage their knowledge, skills, and networks in support of cooperative security and the Alliance.  A network of networks.

The Countering Hybrid Threats Course will encompass three general topic areas:

  • Understanding hybrid warfare/threats;
  • Operationalizing the Comprehensive Approach;     
  • Developing a deterrence/counter-hybrid threat strategy.

The course is UNCLASSIFIED to enable participation of Alliance, Partner, and other nations.

Primary Target Audience.

  • Rank:  Officers (OF-2 to OF-4), NCOs (OR-6 to OR-9), and selected civilian personnel
  • Pre-requisites and Experience:
    • Operational SOF personnel experienced above the tactical level (e.g. CfC graduates)
    • Experience in government (ministerial, intelligence, law enforcement/security, STRATCOM / IO, etc.)
    • NATO personnel
    • Select personnel from academia, think tanks, etc.
       
  • Course Size:
    • 12 (minimum) / 16 (maximum)
    • 2 syndicates

Strategy and Methods.

Strategy:  The course design will use a strategy development model as a learning platform with a mixture of independent, syndicate, and plenary activities so students comprehend the nature of hybrid threat(s) and apply solutions to countering and/or deterring hybrid approach challenges to contemporary security environments.

Methods:

  • Reading, self-study, and reflection
  • Guided syndicate discussions
  • Lectures
  • Guest speakers
  • Scenario-Based Activities
  • Pracical Exercises (PE) - strategy development

References.

  • Top Five Readings:
    • Hoffman, “Hybrid Warfare and Challenges,” JFQ, 2009.
    • Gerasimov, Valerii, The Value of Science in Anticipation.” Military-Industrial Courier, February 2013.
    • Berzins, Janis. Russia’s New Generation Warfare in Ukraine.
    • Maigre, Merle. Nothing New in Hybrid Warfare. The German Marshall Fund, 2015.
    • Wood, Graeme, “What ISIS Really Wants” The Atlantic Monthly, February 2015
       
  • Top Five Web pages:

Requirements.  Students should have a SLP 3333 in English language skill and should be comfortable speaking English in front of groups.

Security Clearance.  tbc

Duration.  8 training days.

Costs.  There is no course fee. However, costs for travel, accommodation and meals are at your own expense.

US MASL Number.  D272048

 

  • SOF-SO-32054-C-2021-22

    26-Oct-2021
    Registration is Open

    Moblie Education Team (MET)

  • SOF-SO-32054-A-2021-22

    16-Nov-2021
    Registration is Open

    TBD

Previous Classes
  • NSOF-102-C-2020-21

    CANCELLED

    27-Apr-2021

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-B-2020-21

    CANCELLED

    02-Feb-2021

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-C-20

    CANCELLED

    17-Nov-2020

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-B-20

    12-May-2020

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-A-20

    11-Feb-2020

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-C-19

    15-Oct-2019

    TBD

  • NSOF-102-B-19

    14-May-2019

    NATO SOF Campus

  • NSOF-102-A-19

    05-Feb-2019

    NATO SOF Campus

  • NSOF-102-A-18

    09-Oct-2018

    NATO SOF Campus