This time students are coming from Finland, Georgia, Jordan, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, and Ukraine with ranks varying from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel.
The aim of the course is to give the students a working knowledge of the NATO/Partnership staff working procedures in order to function as a staff officer at a battalion level HQ in a Peace Support Operation. The main effort during the course is to understand current NATO policy and doctrine for PSO, practice NATO operational planning process (OPP) including development of orders and plans. Co-operation between a military staff and different actors and parties involved in a conflict will be also exercised.
First two weeks of the course is conducted by lectures, syndicate works, case studies and map exercises. The final Command Post Exercise where the students are manning the different branches in a Nordic Battalion Headquarters will be conducted during the last week of the course.