From the 28th of February to the 3rd of March, a NATO SFA COE representative acted as an Educator, together with other Mentors from the Italian Army, in an Educational and Training Module for the Instructors of the Army’s Training Regiments.
A NATO SFA COE representative (Doctrine Development and Doctrine Branch) joined in a seminar with other NATO Defence Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), at the Tunisian War College in Tunisia, from the 7th to the 11th of February 2023.
The NATO Security for Assistance Centre of Excellence (NATO SFA COE) and the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (NATO SP COE) representatives joined the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) workshop in Vicenza, Italy from the 19th to 22nd of December 2022.
On the 21st of December 2022, during the NATO SFA COE internship roundtable, a “Career Service” representative, Mr Pancrazio Musilli, from the LUISS Guido Carli University visited the Centre, as part of the cooperation between the two entities that started in January 2020.
NATO SFA COE Education and Training Branch representatives joined the annual NATO Individual Training and Education Conference (NITEC) and the NATO ITEP Planning Board (IPB) Conferences (“Shaping training through engagement”), conducted by the NATO HQ – Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ-SACT) – Joint Force Development (JFD), from 15th to 17th November 2022 and hosted at NCI Academy in Oeiras (Portugal).
NATO SFA COE participated in the Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) organized by the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) that took place on the 12 of October in Bruxelles. The CIDS is appointed by Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT/JFD) as the Department Head (DH) for the Building Integrity (BI) Education and Training (E&T) Discipline.
From 3rd to 7th of October 2022, personnel from Doctrine Development and the Standards Branch took part in the Course 25000 “Drafting Production and Maintenance of NATO Standards” held at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) located in Souda Bay, Chania, Greece. The aim of the course was to provide comprehensive knowledge to facilitate understanding of the procedures for development, production and maintenance of NATO standardized documents, including doctrines.
On the 30th of September 2022 the ESDC Steering Committee decided to accept the NATO SFA COE as an Associated Network Partner of the ESDC following the presentation that was held on the 8th of September by the representatives of the NATO SFA COE to brief the Executive Academic Board on their organisation, planned projects and potential thematic areas for courses to be run together with the ESDC.
From the 27th to the 29th of September 2022, the NATO SFA COE Lessons Learned Subject Matter Experts joined in the 17th NATO CA2X2 (Computer Assisted Analysis, Exercise, Experimentation) Forum, organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence in Rome, Italy.
From the 12th to the 23rd of September the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger held the MEL/MIL (Main event list/Main incident List) Scripting Workshop for the exercise “Steadfast Jackal 22”, that will train and evaluate NRDC-ITA as NATO NRF 2022 in conducting a non- article 5 Small Joint Operation.
The NATO Security Force Assistance (SFA) Centre of Excellence’s Director, Col. Massimo DI PIETRO, is pleased to announce that “The SFA Advisors' Enhancement Seminar” will take place from the 12th to 15th of July at the Italian Army Infantry School Officers’ Club (423, Via della Stazione di Cesano, Cesano di Roma).
“Insights on Strategic Advising for Security Force Assistance”
On the 11th of July 2022, NATO SFA COE will present its second publication titled “Insights on Strategic Advising for Security Force Assistance” prepared by the International Group of Experts and aimed at defining the behaviours, best practices, and training methods for SFA operators engaging in complex scenarios, while preserving a comprehensive approach.
NATO SFA COE representatives joined the SFA Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Analysis phase Workshop (WS) connected to the Military Contribution to Peace Support (MC2PS) NATO Discipline at Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) from the 14th to the 16th of June 2022 in Helsinki, FINLAND.
A NATO SFA COE representative joined the co-located Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) for Civil-Military Cooperation & Civil-Military Interaction (CIMIC & CMI) and the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) as Department Head for Military Contribution to Peace Support (MC2PS) from the 7th to the 9th of June 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands.