“Practice, practice and even more practice.” This underlines the nature of CCOE’s NATO accredited Civil Military Interaction (CMI) / Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) courses. It is about a well-balanced mixture – a mixture of knowledge, skills and attitude driven learning moments. They were offered to the students in a multinational setting of instructors, subject matter experts and students. That appears to be the appreciated setting to enable CIMIC professionals to cope with the challenges deriving from the modern operational environment.
“This is the first time that I haven’t just been bombarded with theory. I have been provided with the opportunity to deeply exercise my knowledge, certainly not without facing challenging situations. Staff Officers coming from different nations, holding diverse experiences and applying multiple approaches to tackle demanding tasks, have added to my individual portfolio. The NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course is a nice opportunity to be better trained for the demanding future NATO operations. I’m ready to expect the unexpected now.” Said José Luis Monterde Maldonado, a Spanish Army Lieutenant Colonel and student of that course. » read more