Training Catalogue

  • (NSOF-503) NATO SOF Senior Leaders Course

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    The NSHQ Professional Education Continuum focuses on the development of the Command Team at every level of leadership. Target audience are OF 4-5 and OR 7-8, serving or preparing to serve as a command team of Special Operations Component Command – SOCC or other similar Operational/Strategic level SOF or supporting SOF Organizations. Each nation/organization is required to request the participation of an equal number of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers.

    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Aug 23, 2021
    Mon, Jan 03, 2022
    Mon, May 16, 2022

  • (BIS-123) BASIC INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM CORE TRAINING (BISCT)

    The NATO Special Operations headquarters (NSHQ) will conduct a Basic Intelligence System Core Training Core (BISCT) course, at the NATO Special Operations school (NSOS) campus at Chievres Air Base (CAB), to develop the BICES skills of SOF J2 personnel.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Aug 30, 2021
    Mon, Jan 17, 2022
    Mon, May 16, 2022

  • (SOF-SO25369) Joint Fires Observer Course

    The JFO course is designed to provide select personnel with training on the procedures required to provide timely and accurate targeting information to a qualified JTAC for Type 2 and 3 Close Air Support (CAS) Terminal Attack Controls, and perform autonomous Terminal Guidance Operations (TGO).


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 06, 2021

  • (NSOF-31) NATO SOF Intelligence Course (NSIC)

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    The NSIC aims to provide NATO SOF units with the essential tools and skillsets to build Alliance nations’ intelligence capabilities, prepare NATO SOF personnel to provide support to tactical-level operations, and enable nations to fulfil NATO SOF requirements.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 13, 2021

  • (NSOF-01) SOCC Staff Course

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    The objective of the Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Staff Course is to prepare students to perform as a NATO SOCC staff member.

     


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Mon, Nov 08, 2021
    Mon, Jan 17, 2022
    Mon, Mar 14, 2022

  • (SOF-SO-31908) NATO SOCC PLANNING COURSE

    Sept 2021 were are back to normal and execute the SOCC Planning Course on the campus in Chievres

    To educate students online on conducting theatre SOF operational-level/component-level planning and operational art and design as members of a NATO SOCC staff. 

     


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Mon, Nov 15, 2021

  • (NSOF-34) Human Network Analysis Course

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    The NATO SOF Human Network Analysis Course (HNAC) provides an introduction to conducting Human Network Analysis and Support to Targeting activities in a NATO Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) All-Source Analysis Centre (ASC) or Special Operations Task Group (SOTG). 


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 27, 2021

  • (ADP-02) NATO Special Operations Air Mission Commanders Course

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    The NATO SOF AMC Course prepares students to lead special air operations within the joint environment. Students will be able to apply the knowledge and procedures learned during the course to a range of operational scenarios; utilizing critical thinking, risk management analysis, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership to plan and conduct special air operations. The AMC Course also supports the wider education of future SOF Air leaders.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Sep 27, 2021
    Mon, Mar 28, 2022

  • (NSOF-06) Managerial Level Building SOF

     

    Aim: This course delivers education, training, and cross-communication skills to NATO and partner nations on the processes and complexities associated with building, developing, implementing, and sustaining a national SOF capability.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Oct 04, 2021
    Mon, Apr 18, 2022

  • (SOF-SO36706) NATO SOF Instructor Training (NSIT)

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    NATO SOF Instructor Training is an advanced-level instructional methodology course, tailored to meet the needs of NSOS Course Directors, Branch Heads, and Instructors, as well as NSHQ SMEs and OPRs. 


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Oct 04, 2021
    Mon, Oct 04, 2021
    Mon, Jan 24, 2022

  • (NSOF-41) SOCC ISR Operations Course

    Course Notes: This course is based on an integrated curriculum and is taught simultaneously with students from (NSOF-39) NATO SOF Intelligence Collections Course.

    The SOCC ISR Operations Course focuses on the synchronization and integration of planning and operations of ISR capabilities and assets to support SOF. The track presents various aspects of requesting, coordinating, integrating, monitoring, and assessing ISR in support of special operations.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    CANCELLED Tue, Oct 05, 2021

  • (NSOF-39) NATO SOF Intelligence Collections Course

    This course is taught simultaneously with students from (NSOF-41) SOCC ISR Operations Course (SIOC).

    NSINTC focuses on integration/synchronization of all-source intelligence planning & collection. Course presents various intelligence aspects of processing, exploitation, & dissemination. Emphasis is placed on collection processes and products.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    CANCELLED Tue, Oct 05, 2021

  • (ADP-04) NATO Special Operations Air Task Group Course (SOATGC)

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    The Special Operations Air Task Group Course (SOATGC) is designed to prepare special operations forces (SOF) airmen and designated support staff to operate as part of a functioning 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 C2 structure.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    Mon, Feb 07, 2022
    Mon, Jul 04, 2022
    Mon, Oct 03, 2022

  • (NIFST-3433) NATO INTELLIGENCE FUNCTIONAL SERVICES TRAINING (NIFST) - TRAIN THE TRAINER

    * This is a Train-the-Trainer (T3) event intended for national school instructors * Please contact the Course Director if you have questions about your eligibility to attend this event.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021

  • (ADP-03) SOAC Air Operations Centre Course

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    The objective of the Special Operations Air Command (SOAC) Air Operations Centre (AOC) Course is to prepare students to perform as members of a NATO SOCC/SOAC future operations group (J35) and as a member of a SOCC joint operations centre (JOC) or SOAC AOC (J33).


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Tue, Feb 08, 2022
    Tue, Oct 04, 2022

  • (NSOF-03) SOCC Joint Operations Centre Course

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    The objective of the Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Course is to prepare students to perform as members of a NATO SOCC future operations group (J35) and as a member of a JOC (J33).


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021

  • (NSOF-11) NATO SOFEVAL Course

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    The NATO Special Operations Force Evaluation (SOFEVAL) Course is designed to educate students on the NATO SOF Evaluation Programme and develop the skills required to serve as a SOF Evaluation Team Chief, Area Chief, or Team Member.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Mon, Feb 14, 2022

  • (DFP-001) Digital Force Protection Course

    The Digital Force Protection Training is a 5-day course educating NATO operators about the threats posed by hybrid warfare actors’ use of the Internet.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 01, 2021

  • (SOF-SO32060) NATO SOF ISR Operations and Intelligence Collections Course

    This 8-day course promotes the synchronization between J2/J3 personnel when supporting NATO SOF operations.  The course consists of a series of lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, during which J2 and J3 students work together as part of a SOCC staff.  Students work in syndicates to develop intelligence collection plans and ISR coordination matrixes, match collection priorities to ISR capabilities, and assess overall ISR effectiveness related to a complex scenario.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Tue, Nov 02, 2021
    Tue, Mar 15, 2022

  • (NSOF-504) NATO SOF Executive Leaders Course

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    The NSHQ Professional Education Continuum focuses on the development of the Command Team at every level of leadership. Target audience are OF 6-10 and OR 9, serving or preparing to serve as a command team of National or Allied JSOCs-SOCOMs or other similar Strategic level SOF Organizations. Each nation/organization is required to request the participation of both Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers to the course.

    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 08, 2021
    Mon, Aug 29, 2022

  • (NSOF-32) NATO SOF Technical Exploitation Operations (TEO) Course

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    Students will learn the fundamentals of conducting Technical Exploitation Operations at the SOF Task Unit level. The course will cover a solid foundation on the principles of global TEO, technical capabilities, and will apply this knowledge across several practical exercises.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 15, 2021
    Mon, Jan 17, 2022

  • (NIFST-3432) NATO Intelligence Functional Systems Training (NIFST)

    *This course is a NCIA training course, being hosted at NSOS.  The primarily audience is not NSHQ/NATO SOF.  If additional seats are available, NSHQ/NATO SOF students may attend. 


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 15, 2021
    Mon, Mar 28, 2022

  • (SOF-SO35554) NATO SOF Personnel Recovery (PR) Course

    Over the 5-day period, students engage with lecture, syndicate discussion, and practical exercise formats to develop the capability to plan and execute a suitable SOF PR mission to recover an isolated person.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 29, 2021

  • (ADP-05) NATO SOF Air Mission Challenge

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    The NATO SOF Air Mission Challenge is a training event, organized as an exercise. Two weeks of mission planning, briefing, and execution in a classroom environment with the use of a virtual SOCC/SOATG scenario and generic SOATU RW, FW, and ISR assets in a multinational environment.  The event also provides the opportunity to train SOATG staff in SOATG Mission Planning Process and tactical C2.  There are trainee positions for A2, A33, and A35. 


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Mon, Nov 29, 2021
    Mon, Aug 29, 2022
    CANCELLED Mon, Nov 28, 2022

  • (ADP-01) NATO Special Operations Air Planning Course (SOAPC)

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    The SOAPC is designed to instruct NATO SOF air mission planners at the SOATU/SOATG level who will be assigned to coordinate fixed and/or rotary wing aviation in support of ground and/or maritime operation. The course will provide the students with the knowledge and mindset to plan and brief all phases of special air warfare operations. A combination of academics, vignettes en practical exercises will be used alongside an operational scenarion.


    Classes Offered Starting:
    Tue, Mar 08, 2022
    Tue, May 17, 2022
    Tue, Jun 14, 2022
    Tue, Nov 29, 2022

ADL NATO SOF DIgital Force Protection Basics

The Digital Force Protection Basics course will provide NATO's SOF allies with a heightened awareness of the vulnerabilities, threats, and impacts the digital environment has on their physical and cognitive environment.

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NATO SOF Senior Leaders Course event image

NATO SOF Senior Leaders Course

The NSHQ Professional Education Continuum focuses on the development of the Command Team at every level of leadership. Target audience are OF 4-5 and OR 7-8, serving or preparing to serve as a command team of Special Operations Component Command – SOCC or other similar Operational/Strategic level SOF or supporting SOF Organizations. Each nation/organization is required to request the participation of an equal number of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers.

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NATO SOFEVAL Course

The NATO Special Operations Force Evaluation (SOFEVAL) Course is designed to educate students on the NATO SOF Evaluation Programme and develop the skills required to serve as a SOF Evaluation Team Chief, Area Chief, or Team Member.

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