Preparations are finished, the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course, the NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course and the NATO CIMIC Integrated Functional Specialist Course will start on Monday 16th of March 2015 at the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Two times a year the CCOE runs a NATO CIMIC Integrated Functional Specialist Course. This course runs preferably in parallel with the Field Worker and Staff Worker Course to create a realistic view on how different CIMIC assets perform collaboratively.
The Integrated Functional Specialist Course addresses a specific training requirement. Upon competition of this course the student will be enabled to join the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course or the NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course modularly. As a result the Functional Specialist will be able to perform specific and general CIMIC activities at tactical level.
The course are getting supported by representatives of The International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC), The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This variety of civil actors present will help the students to better understand the possible areas of cooperation between the civil- and military actors.
The CCOE is looking forward to a challenging event.
Article is written by CCOE/ T&E Branch, Capt. Ralf Baur (DEU)