The manning is ensured by the 7 Sponsoring Nations as follows (alphabetic order):
In the manning an expansion is already accounted for with 13 posts for additional volunteering Sponsoring Nations in CIC and T&E Branch.
NATO Definition of a Centre of Excellence (CoE)
A nationally or multinationally sponsored entity, which offers recognized expertise and experiences to the benefit of the Alliance, especially in support of transformation. It provides opportunities to enhance education and training, to improve interoperability and capabilities, to assist in doctrine development and/or to test and validate concepts through experimentation.