From the 31st of May to the 4th of June 2022, a NATO Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence delegation met a Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance (JCISFA) team, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The aim of the visit was to revise and update the Institutional Adviser course.
The “Institutional Adviser course” was born within the Interoperable ‘Multinational Resident Advisor Capability’ Project (IMRAC). It is being developed within the ‘Multinational Capability Development Campaign’ (MCDC) by two nations as leaders, Italy and the USA, with Canada, UK and French as contributors. The following international institutions are supporters: the US Armed Forces Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance (JCISFA), the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT), the Italian Army Post Conflict Operations Study Centre (PCOSC), the British Army 77th Brigade. Moreover, Colombia and Poland are observers.
The course, certified by NATO as a selected course, aims to prepare military and civilian personnel to assume the advisor’s role at the ministerial and institutional level, in order to support the Host Nation’s reconstruction efforts.
After several workshops (in 2020 and 2021), a pilot course was conducted in October 2021 to test the effectiveness of the contents and to solicit feedback from SMEs, with the aim to refine the whole educational package, prior to the course’s inception. In this spirit, JCISFA and NSFACOE’s SMEs met in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and worked shoulder to shoulder to revise and refine the course contents in order to prepare for the course’s first iteration, which is going to be held from the 14th to the 18th of November 2022.
The NATO SFA COE team also had the opportunity to visit the impressive venue of the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSG) and to meet representatives of the US Army Security Force Assistance Proponent (SFAP).
NATO SFA COE will continue to strengthen the relationship with the stakeholders of the SFA Community of Interest with the aim to fortify the Alliance and advance its’ agenda.