Welcome to the home page of the NATO Special Operations Medical Branch (SOMB). SOMB is organizationally located within NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) and physically located within the geographical area of Mons, Belgium. SOMB is made up of a multinational and multi-disciplinary team of both serving and former serving personnel. The Allied Centre for Medical Education (ACME) is the physical building that houses the medical simulation center and typically hosts SOMB courses.
Special Operations Medical Branch
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions related to any medical courses, NATO SOF Med contacts or loan of kit etc. This is a shared inbox and we endeavor to reply ASAP.
NSHQ Human Performance Program
Please email HPP@NSHQ.NATO.INT with any comments or questions related to any HPP questions or courses etc. This is a shared inbox and we endeavor to reply ASAP.
* How do we achieve our mission? By running, hosting and supporting NATO endorsed and regulated courses, training events and conferences.
Please click on the Course Catalog link below to apply. For all other inquiries please refer to the Contact Us section.
The NSHQ Special Operations Medical Branch is the Alliance SOF proponent for NATO SOF medical policies, standards, doctrine, training, education and assessments. The Special Operations Medical Branch proactively enables NATO SOF Commanders through the prudent application of SOF medical principles promulgated through Special Operations Medical Branch publications, NATO SOF Medicine Development Initiative courses, and participation in NATO medical doctrine development processes. The NSHQ Special Operations Medical Branch is the central hub of a comprehensive network comprised of academia, industry, conventional and SOF medical leaders uniformly committed to saving lives and improving SOF mission success.
Please email SOMB (see contact section) from a government email and we will return any of the key documents listed here to you.