NATO ORIENTATION PROGRAM
The NATO Orientation Program is a resident NDU course at CTSS designed to introduce the students to the world and issues of NATO. It is a CJCS 1210.01D course mandated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for U.S. military officers with an upcoming NATO assignment. The NOP is also available to US government civilians and Allied military officers with NATO-related duties.
The course welcomes subject-matter experts from NDU, NATO Headquarters, the Washington diplomatic community, and other US and international government institutions as guest speakers to provide a wide array of expertise and insight into NATO. Topics of discussion include the Washington Treat of 1949, the NATO Strategic Concept, NATO staff environment, key issues facing the Alliance, such as energy and cyber security; multicultural adaptation, and international perspectives from Allied and partner nations.
The course is also offered in outreach to U.S. Reserve components in outreach, as requested.
To find out more, register, or request an outreach course, please visit the NATO Orientation Program website
NATO ORIENTATION ADVANCED READINGS:
"The North Atlantic Treaty" 4 April, 1949
"Active Engagement, Modern Defense" NATO 2010 Strategic Concept
"UN SCR 1973" United Nations Security Council - Resolution 1973 (2011)
"UN SCR 1970" United Nations Security Council - Resolution 1970 (2011)
Larry Chalmer, NOP Course Director, briefs students on NATO international staff.