NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course


This course aims to enable CIMIC & CMI personnel (OF 3 – OF 6) from strategic, joint force and component command levels, and equivalent non-NATO and non-military personnel, to conduct CIMIC & CMI activities across the full spectrum of military engagement in a modern conflict situation, or a humanitarian relief operation. This contains the assessment of the political-military context, as well as the interaction with all parties involved in a conflict situation to contribute with CIMIC & CMI functional expertise to the planning and other staff processes.

Note: An exception for the required rank is made for Master of CMI students.

Subjects of the course

  • Evaluation of the political-military context in the framework of civil-military implications
  • Interpretation of the civil-military environment to identify common interests and the fields of interaction
  • Contrasting civil-military implications in regards to the planning process and the evaluation of the impacts on the civil-military environment
  • Compiling civil-military inputs following staff procedures and supporting the staff synchronisation process
  • Generation of civil-military training and education requirements


  • Language proficiency: Students must meet the following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001):
    listening – good/3, speaking – good/3, reading – good/3, writing – fair/2
  • successful completion of the NATO CIMIC Staffworker Course
  • Details about the ADL account will be forwarded after registration to the course


The NCHCC will be conducted in two or three iterations per year. The duration is two weeks.

Tuition fee

Students from Sponsoring Nations: 395.00 Euro
Students from Non-Sponsoring Nations: 795.00 Euro