Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Kazakhstan Leading the Way in Defense Education

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan 27, 2015) – If you walk the halls of Kazakhstan’s National Defense University (NDU) you will see a defense education institution amidst a remarkable transformation. The transformation is through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP), a close collaboration among Kazakhstan, NATO, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC).

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Tallinn, Estonia (Jan. 15, 2015) – In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the development of a new Counterinsurgency (COIN) Curriculum is underway through a joint effort between The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Conflict Studies Working Group and the Baltic Defence College. Upon completion, the curriculum will be available to NATO and coalition partners.

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This document provides NATO partner countries with in-depth learning objectives and curriculum development support for academic courses focused on defense institution building or reform. It is informed in part by the typical academic programs and courses found in Western civilian and military academic institutions.

Kiev, Ukraine (Dec 19, 2014) – NATO and partners have enjoyed close security cooperation ties with Ukraine for over two decades, but only recently has such cooperation taken on a new sense of urgency. As war continues in Ukraine’s Donbass region, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has requested NATO’s and the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) assistance in reforming Ukrainian Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) education.

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Stockholm, Sweden (Dec 19, 2014) – Women, Peace, and Security is a topic of great importance to the international security community and consequently the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) launched a new program to teach gender studies to military institutions.

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This document is the result of the best intentions of a multinational team of civilian and military academics (See pages 167-169 in the curriculum for the list of names) drawn from 13 countries. The aim of this document is modest. It does not pretend to be comprehensive nor does it purport to be the last word on NCO professional military education. Rather, this document aims to serve as a reference, a starting off place, for individuals or organisations in NATO member states and partner countries looking to develop and/or supplement their NCO professional military education (PME).

This document is the result of the best intentions of a multinational team of academics (See pgs 93-94 in the curriculum for list of academics) drawn from 11 countries. Typically, every document has an underlying reason for its existence and this one is no exception. The aim of this document is modest. It does not pretend to be comprehensive nor does it purport to be the last word on officer professional military education. Rather, this document seeks to serve as a reference, a starting off place, for individuals or organizations in partner countries looking to develop or to approximate officer professional military education (PME) curriculum in western military academies.

PfPC's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group seeks enhancements to ADL capabilities, improving NATO e-learning platforms as well as new initiatives.

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