Defense Education Enhancement Program

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The mission of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) is to contribute to international security through professionalization of the officer corps, NCO corps and civilian defense officials of partner countries, making their defense education institutions compatible with Western defense education standards and values. The DEEP program works closely with the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Education and Development Working Group (EDWG).

DEEP addresses the professional defense education component of Defense Institution Building. To accomplish its mission, DEEP possesses the following features:

  • Supports defense education institutions (war college, staff college, military academy, NCO) for faculty development (how to teach) and curriculum development (what to teach)
  • Tailored to meet individual Partner defense education requirements – each defense education institution is different and treated accordingly.
  • Managed jointly by the Partnership for Peace Consortium and NATO through multi-year programs of cooperation designed to assist the host nation government defense education system to support effective modernization

As of January 2015, the DEEP program is actively collaborating with 13 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. DEEP collaborations are depicted below graphically. Click on a country to learn more about DEEP program successes in the country.