NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau training and education on CBRN
Although international disarmament and arms control efforts have seen most western countries destroy their stocks of chemical and biological weapons, proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons continues in many parts of the world. Furthermore, increasing industrialisation and globalisation can facilitate the dissemination of CBRN precursor materials, delivery systems and technologies. Accompanying the unlawful manufacture of CBRN materials and weapons, there is the growing risks that terrorist groups and rogue states could acquire these devices and materials and deploy them as terror weapons.
The Protection Department of the NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau trains students to prepare and respond to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) situations during peace or conflict by offering courses in
All CBRN courses at NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau.
About NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau.
NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau in southern Germany is NATO's key training facility on the operational level. The School conducts multinational military education and individual training in support of current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures. This includes cooperation and dialogue with military and civilian personnel from non-NATO Nations.
NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau provides courses of instruction in six main disciplines, mostly one week in duration, in the fields of Intelligence, Cooperative Security, Joint Operations, Joint Plans, Protection and Non Commissioned Officer Programs.
Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is responsible for NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau’s curriculum. A Board of Advisors consisting of members of ACT and SHAPE staffs provides assistance and guidance to the School. The courses are continually revised and updated to reflect current developments in ACT and across NATO as a whole.
Germany and United States contribute facilities and logistics support; however, the School’s operating budget is highly dependent on tuition fees from students and in this regard is essentially self-supporting.
Since 1953, more than 200,000 officers, non-commissioned officers and civilians have attended courses at the School. Its curriculum has grown from two courses in 1953 to more than 100 different courses today. Annually, about 10,000 students and conference attendees visit Oberammergau.
Primarily focused on individual education, NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau also supports many aspects of collective training, exercises, experimentation and operations. Education and training is centered on combined and operational art while offering Mobile Education and Training Teams (METT), web based Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and resident courses and seminars. Moreover, the School has become a popular destination for many defense and security related conferences.
Commandant of the NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau is Colonel Mark D Baines, US Army.
|Mission:||To conduct education and training in support of current and developing NATO strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures|
|Commandant:||Colonel Mark D. Baines, U.S. Army|
|Parent Command:||Allied Command Transformation|