On Monday 5 October 2015 the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course (NCFWC) and NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (NCSWC) started at the German CIMIC Competence Centre (CCC) in Nienburg, Germany. The courses were opened by the German Course Director.
The courses are organized by CCC in cooperation with the CCOE. Members of CCOE’s Training and Education Branch are present in Nienburg to support the German course staff and external syndicate coaches coming from Poland and United States of America.
The NATO accredited NCFWC and NCSWC are designed to train CIMIC Field and Staff Workers in parallel, enabling the 15 participants that came together in Germany to conduct CIMIC activities across the full spectrum of military engagement in a modern operational environment. During the first week of the course the participants are receiving several lectures and conducting case studies within their syndicates. At the weekend the participants can enjoy German hospitality while joining a cultural trip to the city of Hannover. The second week of the course will focus on the practical application of CIMIC activities when the participants will be deployed to the fictive country TYTAN as a tactical CIMIC unit (Field Workers) or members of the G9/CIMIC branch of the Land Component Command (Staff Workers).
The 15 participants gathered in Nienburg are coming from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Belgium, United States of America and Ukraine.
The courses will end on Friday 16 October 2015 having provided the participants with CIMIC tools they can use in their current and future assignments and missions.
This article is written by CCOE/ Training & Education/ Major Stephanie Groothedde (NLD A).