Welcome to the homepage of the NATO SOF network. The NSHQ is committed to its mission of establishing an extensive network with all SOF Points of Presence (PoP) throughout the Alliance. This website is your portal to NSHQ’s initiative to assist NCS, NFS and other HQ’s available to NATO to optimize SOF. Together we are able to improve and enhance our SOF footprint within the Alliance and we encourage your comments and feedback as the NSHQ develops concepts, initiatives and collaborative efforts that will foster improvements for all NATO HQ’s involved.

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Across the spectrum of conflict, NSHQ provides strategic SOF advice, synchronizes NATO special operations activities and enables related SOF capability development in order to deter potential peer state and terrorist threats and defend the Alliance. 

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Our Vision

NSHQ 2020 Priorities

  1. Support NATO Operations and NATO Response Force (RSM, NMI, OSG, KFOR, NRF SOCC, NSHQ Deployable Entities).* 
  2. Implement SOF 3C Concept (Competition, Crisis and Conflict) and include Comprehensive Defence, Volckmann and JFO efforts, and aim for Theatre SOF Component (TSC) Initial Operating Capability by 15 December 2020. 
  3. Enable the NSHQ Operations Coordination Center (NOCC) and increase situational awareness of national SOF activities across NSHQ and nations.
  4. Expand Partnership activities.
  5. Align education, training and professional development to priorities.

* Includes planning and operations support, ensuring strategic SOF domain advice.