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1 Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
Mens Agitat Molem Mens agitat Molem – the mind moves the matter. This is the motto of our college, which reflects our self-concept and the way we perceive the task at hand for this institution. For the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, this is both challenge and motivation to provide the students of our armed forces with the intellectual and practical instruments they need to stand up to future challenges and tasks. Before we go any further I´d like to point out the giving mission to the “Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr” . Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr

2 Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
“Lt Gen Graf von Baudissin” “Clausewitz” The Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr was established in 1957 in BAD EMS and moved to HAMBURG in autumn 1958. The names given to the military installations which accommodate the college reflect the high standard expected of the staff officer training. Carl von Clausewitz was one of the great Prussian military reformers of the early 19th century. He lent his name to the barracks in which we are right now and which accommodate the command staff of the college. The mindset of Leadership Development and Civic Education (“Innere Führung“) and the idea of the citizen in uniform is based on the concept of Lieutenant General Graf von Baudissin, who lent his name to the barracks located about 3 km from here. (click)

3 Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
Highest-level military training institution of the Bundeswehr The Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr is the highest-level military training institution of the Bundeswehr. Based on its motto and the challenges it faces every day, its unique feature is that it offers individual military professionalisation based on a scientific foundation. 3

4 Mission Training, advanced and extension training of German and foreign staff officers The mission is divided into three parts: First part: Training Secondly: Forum for interaction Thirdly: Research The Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr performs the training, advanced and continuous training of German and foreign field-grade officers and provides at the same time a forum for the interaction with civilian and military executives as well as with academic institutions at home and abroad. Moreover, the FüAkBw performs joint basic research for the employment of the armed forces on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Defence. To cope with this mission the command and staff college has the following structure Forum for the interaction with - civilian and military executive personnel scientific institutions at home and abroad

5 Organisational Structure
Major-General Lidsba Commander Staff Rear Admiral Schneider The commander of the German Command and staff college, in the rank of Major-General, is responsible for two subordinate divisions: the Courses Division, and the Faculty Division, The appointments are cross-services between army, navy and air force. The Staff of the Führungsakademie has got in its chain of command all other staff and support elements. It is commanded by the Chief of Staff. Let me go a little bit more in detail Brigadier-General Schreiner Deputy Commander Courses Division Faculty Division Colonel (GS) Klos Chief of Staff

6 Structure of Courses Division
Deputy Commander / Director of Courses National General/Admiral Staff Officer Courses Training Division for the International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course European Security Course The Courses Division is headed by the Director of Courses, who acts at the same time as deputy commander. The Courses Division is responsible for guiding and educating the students. Additionally, the courses and seminars are organized here. The second pillar is the Faculty Division Education, Guidance, etc. Training Division Moduls Training Divisions Staff Officer Qualification Course/ Junior Staff Officer Course

7 Structure of Faculty Division
Director of Faculty Faculty Divisions: Conceptual Development of Instruction Division Training Planning Division Support Centre for Simulation/Training Doctrinal Division Physical Training Division Joint and Service Faculties: Security Policy and Strategy Joint Operations Leadership and Organization Social Sciences Army Air Force Navy Medical Service and Health Sciences The Faculty Division is led by Brigadier-General Schreiner (AF). The Faculty Division is supported by further divisions depicted on this slide. The division comprises 106 military and 12 civilian lecturers. They are supported by 500 external lecturers per year. It comprises eight specialized departments of instruction who are responsible for planning, implementing and further developing of the content of instruction. the Security Policy and Strategy Department covers the principles of security policy and military strategy and addresses current challenges faced in these domains. The Joint Operations Department is tasked with teaching and developing joint doctrine as well as the requirements of joint and multinational operations by conducting NATO and EU seminars and exercises. The Leadership and Organization Department is tasked to further develop the students’ individual leadership skills, including social competences, media competence and methodology. The Social Sciences Department teaches the scientific aspects of the officer’s role, taking into account the relations between armed forces, state and society. The three service-specific departments plus the Medical Services department cover the instruction of their doctrines and thus prepare the joint education conducted in a later stages during the courses. 13 + approx. 500 external lecturers per year 106 Military Lecturers Civilian Lecturers

8 Structure of the College Staff
Chief of Staff G1 Human Resources HQ Support The staff is the support element of the college covering all domains from the human resources branch to the language service with its interpreters. In total 394 persons are working for fulfilling the colleges’ mission. S2 Military Security Library S3 Org/Infra/Travelagency Barracks Administration S4 Logistics Language Service Interpreters S6 C2 Services / IT-Op

9 Officers Training Concept
Officer Course University Officer Course Service Assignment Army The training for Army, Airforce and Navy Officers follows the same general concept: Starting with basic military training and a first officer course the officier candidates begin a bachelor/master study at one of the Federal Armed Forces’ universities in Hamburg or Munich in the second year of service. Approximately 4 years later, the officers continue their officer courses in their respective specialties before being assigned in their services, as platoon leaders and company commanders. After 13 years of military service, most of the officers leave the Armed Forces for starting a civilian career. The training-concept in the joint medical service differs only in the length of their university education as our future doctors attend courses at civil universities. The officers becoming career officers will then attend their first training courses at the command and staff college, which I will now introduce to you. Air Force Navy University Service or Special Assignment JMed Service Years of service 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 …… 13 17 Age 19 … … …

10 Staff Officer Training Concept
University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: Joint Syndicates You will see this slide frequently during my briefing. It will represent the basic concept of our Staff Officer Training here at the FüAk with which I want to explain to you our different courses. On the left see you see the initial entry point: All carreer officers will start their basic-staff-officer-training at the Führungsakademie These officer have different backgrounds and experiences based on their former function in their respective service, studies and assignments. From these initial entry point the training will be completely JOINT – that means, the focus will be laid on the function of the German armed forces and their services in a greater context.

11 Staff Officer Training Concept
University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: STAFF OFFICER QUALIFICATION COURSE Joint Syndicates So let me start with the STAFF OFFICER QUALIFICATION COURSE SOQC 100%

12 Staff Officer Qualification Course
Phase 1 Phase 2 1. Exam: Written Test Social Sciences 2. , 3. and 4. Oral Exam Service Specific Phase All career line officers in the rank of captain/navy lieutenant have to attend the Staff Officer Qualification Course. The course takes nine weeks and is conducted in joint student syndicates. An additional 2-3 weeks service specific course is held prior to the SOQC. For the first time during their career the young commanding officers have the possibility to exchange and discuss their experiences and knowledge intensively with their comrades of the other services. The Staff Officer Qualification Course is subdivided into two equivalent phases: Phase 1 deals with the interaction between nations, societies and the military as well as with issues of Leadership Development and Civil Education (“Innere Führung”). Phase 2 is aimed at the development of a cross-departmental understanding of the capability spectrum of all military organisational areas, a necessity which we transferred into training as lessons learnt from operational reality. It comprises 5 examinations: four oral examinations (1 x Joint Ops; 1 x Leadership, 2 x Security Policy) and one written examination. (1 xSocial Science) The result of the SOQC is one important criteria for the choice to attend the General/Admiral Staff courses. The second pillar for this process are the reports which are written within the services by the respective commanding officers. The third pillar finally is the need of the Bundeswehr concerning the various services and backgrounds of the officers. Nations, Societies, Military Capability Spectrum (Joint) Individual Leadership Skills Service Specific Syndicates Joint Syndicates Qualify officers to fulfill tasks as staff officers in first assignments: in war/stability operations in armed forces routine operations

13 Staff Officer Training Concept
University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: Joint Syndicates The majority of the staff officers attends a three-week Junior Staff Officer Course 2 years after the Staff Officer Qualification Course. SOQC 100% JSOC 85% JUNIOR STAFF OFFICER COURSE

14 Staff Officer Training Concept
2 Years Course University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: GENERAL / ADMIRAL STAFF OFFICER COURSE, 2 Years Joint Syndicates 15% The National General/Admiral Staff Officer Course. SOQC 100% JSOC 85%

15 tactical, operational, strategical
2 Years Course Nations, Society, Military Individual Leadership Skills Structures And Capabilities Joint / Combined Operations tactical, operational, strategical Its training objective is to enable the officers to perform general/admiral staff officer functions from the tactical to the strategic level throughout the entire range of tasks of armed forces including routine operations in a national and international environment, in a critical-reflective and competent manner Under consideration are: Developments of the whole society Combined and interagency approach Service Specific Joint Syndicates To enable officers to fulfill tasks at strategic, operational and tactical level throughout the entire range of tasks of armed forces in a national and international environment „Credit Points Master“

16 Participants 2 Years Couse
United Kingdom Belgium Austria United States Denmark Hungary Germany Czech Republic Estonia Turkey Switzerland Finland Spain France Slovenia Greece “Intercultural competence” is a catchword of our time. Due to our student structures, we at the Führungsakademie live in an international and intercultural environment, as this overview shows. Ladies and gentlemen, with the next slides I´d like to focus on the “highlights” we offer in the NATIONAL GENERAL / ADMIRAL STAFF OFFICER COURSE Italy Slovakia Bulgaria Portugal Sweden Canada Norway Latvia Poland Lithuania Netherlands

17 Training Highlights 2 Years Course
The highlights of the National General Admiral Staff Officer Course are summarized in this slide, which shows the required study papers but also exercises and study trips. Now let me elaborate on some specific issues: Europe Strategic Analysis USA Studies Exercises Study Trips

18 Strategic Analysis Open Discussion with top-level leaders of the Bundeswehr critical, unprejudiced, independent The Study Phase at the NGASOC takes four weeks. Every year since 2005, the students discuss the joint development of sustainable conceptually oriented topics in a critical manner, unprejudiced and independently in a creative forum. The results are presented in fora, where high-ranking invited guests generals/admirals, scientists and experts comment the presentations. Approximately 50% of our Generals and admirals of the whole Bundeswehr participate. I depicted the 4 latest topics on the right hand side of the slide. The second pillar is the field of exercises. Topic 2013 “Training” Topic 2012 “The well-educated Soldier – Who benefits” Topic 2011 „COUNTER-INSURGENCY“ Topic 2010 „Knowledge Management“

19 Combined Joint European Exercise
CJEX ESFAS - Madrid ISSMI - Rome FüAkBw - Hamburg JSCSC - Shrivenham EdG - Paris One of the exercise Highlights is the Combined Joint Euro Exercise (CJEX) This exercise is been performed by 5 colleges together in one PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS scenario in the low intenstity spectrum. We use a scenario with a general geography, which had been coordinated among the colleges of France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Germany. The essential characteristic of this situation is the fact that it is conducted simultaneously at the colleges and involves a mutual exchange of student sections. Each nation sends approximately 25 students to each college. Here the students learn and practice the planning work to be performed at a Joint and - in particular - a Combined headquarters. “COMBINED DESTINY” EU – Stabilization Operation ficticious scenario 19

20 Media Competence Training
Another aspect we focus on is Media Competence: The role of the media in conflicts is becoming more and more important the so called BBC effect, so it is important to cope this media-challenge The media training is integrated in each exercise. Media Competence Media Campaign Planning Crisis Communication Society and Media

21 Visit of institutions of political, military and cultural importance
Study Trips Trip Europe-Wide Visit of political institutions and military facilities at strategic, operational and tactical level These trips are designed to provide the students with direct insights into decisive mechanisms of political and military decision-making processes, to prepare them for their assignments at potential future activities, to broaden their minds in view of future responsible functions and to raise an understanding for relationships Here as well, the program comprises both political institutions of the host countries but also cultural elements. Trip to the USA Visit of institutions of political, military and cultural importance Photo by Aaron Logan

22 Staff Officer Training Concept
2 Years Course University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: Joint Syndicates 15% Now let me switch over to the International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course SOQC 100% JSOC 85% 1 Year Course 5% GENERAL / ADMIRAL STAFF OFFICER COURSE, 1 Year

23 Service Specific Syndicates
1 Year Course Nations, Society, Military Individual Leadership Skills Structures And Capabilities Joint / Combined Operations tactical, operational The training objective of the International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course is as shown on the slide: Fundamental concept as of NGASOC only more focus on tactical aspects German Armed Forces centric Security policy and strategy Structure German Armed Forces German doctrine and decision making process Preparation for multinational environment Overall picture of Germany Culture Economics Society Politics Service Specific Syndicates To prepare officers for tasks as General/Admiral Staff Officers throughout the entire range of tasks of armed forces in a multinational environment To enhance the relation towards the Federal Republic of Germany by network-building and the use of multiplier effect

24 GASOC (1 year) Participants
Nigeria Philipines Indonesia Mali Mexico Algeria Egypt Slovakia Macedonia Armenia Albania Argentina Pakistan Bangladesh Moldova Russia Bosnia-Herzegovina Qatar Switzerland More than students from over 118 nations since 1962 Brazil Senegal Serbia Chile Thailand Germany Here you can see, that more than 2200 students from 118 Nations had attended the IGASOC so far Kenya China Singapore El Salvador Republic of Korea Ukraine Burkina Faso Georgia Vietnam Uzbekistan Jordan Uruguay Croatia Kazakhstan Venezuela Afghanistan United Arab Emirates Tunisia Mongolia Belarus

25 Foreign Officer Training Support Fellowship
Aim of this organisation is: Active support of the integration of foreign students and their families into the social sorrounding in Hamburg in order to enhance the mutual understanding and trust by various cultural, social events and lectures 25

26 Staff Officer Training Concept
2 Years Course University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: Joint Syndicates 15% Now let me go further to the European Security Course. SOQC 100% JSOC 85% 1 Year Course EUSEC 5% EUROPEAN SECURITY

27 European Security Course
The student knows the fundamentals of the European and transatlantic security architecture understands its essential historical and social dimensions and knows the tasks, the structure and the organization of NATO and the EU Obj. As the slide shows, the duration of this course is four weeks, and it comprises a trip to an operational headquarters. Knowledge of euro-atlantic security architecture Development of EU focus on European security and defense policy Follow-on modules: Fundamentals of Operational Planning (JOPC) (2 weeks) NATO/EU Staff Work (2 weeks)) Duration: 4 weeks Number of courses per year: 1 Time Run Maximum number of students per course run: 50

28 Staff Officer Training Concept
2 Years Course University degree Various assignments Operational experience Career Officers (all military organisational areas) with: Joint Syndicates RANGE OF MODULES „Lifelong Learning“ 15% Accordingly, I will now refer to our core element, the module landscape. SOQC 100% JSOC 85% 1 Year Course EUSEC 5%

29 Modules Obj. Run Time Preparation to fulfill tasks
in their current and future assignments Offering flexible content short modules modules meeting individual interests in order to develop further qualifications Obj. The purpose of modular training is to qualify staff officers throughout their entire career to perform the tasks of their current and future assignments - with a range of training offered which is flexible in terms of content, - on a joint and interorganisational basis, - timely and appropriate to requirements, - taking into account their individual interests, and to develop qualifications in other domains. This year, the module range of the Führungsakademie comprises about 64 different modules in our five training fields. Usually the duration of all modules is 1 to 3 weeks in order to provide for the shortest possible periods of the students‘ absence from their posts. Duration: 1 – 3 weeks Number of types of modules: 68 Number of passes per year: 109 Time Run Maximum number of students per module run: 20 Plan „Credit Points“

30 68 Types of Modules 2013 15 Modules 3 Modules 14 Modules 11 Modules
Nations, Societies and the Military Capabilities and Structures of Armed Forces 15 Modules 3 Modules Individual Leadership and Management Competence 14 Modules Here you can see our five training fields. Within the next slides I want to give you an idea of the content of three modules. International Higher Command Seminar: out of “Societies and the Military” United Nations Staff Officers course: out of “Command / Control and Employment of Armed Forces” Operational Planning for Generals / Admirals: out of “Command / Control and Employment of Armed Forces” So let me start to depict some of the modules. Command/Control and Employment of Armed Forces Bundeswehr Routine Operations 11 Modules 25 Modules 109 passes in 2013

31 United Nations Staff Officers Course
Based on the training standards of the United Nations, the module prepares for staff assignments to be performed within the scope of peace missions. The aim of this module is to train the participants in a peace support mission, where the military planning efforts cover only a sub aspect of the problem assignments. This module is inspected and certificated every 3 years by the UN Department of Peace Keeping Operation. The last certification was on + national & international staff officers, + civil servants as well as civilian employees of the department of the Federal Minister of Defense and + other departments which are involved in operations abroad on a cross-sectional basis + Peace Support/Peace-Keeping Operations

32 International Higher Command Seminar German Capstone Course (GCC)
2012 2012 GCC : - visits to selected federal ministeries in Berlin, - visit to the EU and NATO in Brussels visit to Moscow and New Delhi - Washington with visits to e.g. Department of State, Capitol, Pentagon and National Defense University - Planned visits 2013: CHINA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, SINGAPORE - visit to the German Embassy in Vienna, - visits to selected federal ministries in Berlin, - visit to the EU and NATO in Brussels - visit to SHAPE in Mons, - visit to the United States including visits to the UN and the Pentagon. The International Higher Command Seminar was designed to provide advanced training to German staff officers and staff officers from NATO or EU nations who are employed in or earmarked for high-level assignments at the national level. The key element of the seminar is the meeting with equal-ranking US staff officers for an exchange of opinions and information, to establish relationships and contacts as well as intensify the transatlantic partnership. Key training issues are core domains of security policy and selected topics from the domains of defense policy and the transformation process of the Bundeswehr. Moreover, this five-week training module includes the visits depicted on this slide. The purpose of the German Capstone Course is to provide advanced training to German staff officers and staff officers from NATO or EU nations who are employed in or earmarked for superior-level assignments at the national level. The agenda of this high-value seminar places emphasis on more global aspects.

33 Challenges of the 21st century
Piracy Poverty Education Climate change Migration Cyber Energy Failed/ Failing States Competition Technology Water Globalization Demography ? Resources Religious Funda- mentalism ? Desertification Terrorism 33 33

34 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT
Main Emphasis STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION SECURITY POLITICS FUTURE WARS . . . Due to shown challenges, the main emphasis is as depicted on the slide This is no rigid process, but a continously review of topics and respective priorities It is therefore neccessary to explore new ways of thinking and search for new ways of cooperation PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT CYBERWAR COIN NETWORKED SECURITY MISSIONS

35 The Interagency Approach
Department of Interior NGOs Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development The focus hereby is not only on the USE of MILITARY MEANS The FüAkBw applies this approach in the course of teaching theoretical knowledge and in all practical exercises We teach the: Comprehensive Approach That means: The necessity and capability of taking into account and integrating all other players in the course of an operation. The key to success is the co-ordination and utilization of the strengths of each and every player We deepen the relationship between the military and the political side by teaching the INTERAGENCY APPROACH. Federal Foreign Office Bundeswehr Education Management Centre and others ... Federal Academy for Security Politics

36 Strategic Community Strategic Dialogue Hamburg Discourse
Strategic communication plays a highly relevant role in that context. In addition to the previously described journeys, the Führungsakademie uses the location of Hamburg as a platform for a discourse with military, social and political leaders Provides the possibility for the course participants to exchange experiences with high ranking guest speakers Strategic Dialogue Hamburg Discourse Dialogue-Platform

37 Guest Lectures and Panel Discussions
The Academy is proud of hosting Guest lecturers, Panel discussions, Of high ranking representatives of the fields of politics, economics, society and military National as well as international. Svein Efjestad DirGen Department of Security Policy Norway Wolfgang Ischinger German Ambassador Dr. Artis Pabriks Minister of Defence Latvia Gerhard Schröder German Chancellor ret. Gen Thierry Cambournac General Inspector French Armed Forces Gen Khalid Shameen Wynne, Ni (M) ChoD Pakistan Col (GS) Serschantow General Staff Academy Russia Dr. Anthony H. Cordesmann Center for Strategic & International Studies 37

38 Visits For the Führungsakademie the national and international visits are an honour Like your visit to the academy as well. Delegation of the Royal Jordanian Defence College Delegation China under lead of Deputy ChoD Delegation of the Nigerian General/Admiral Staff Officer Course LtGen Jurij Tutschkow Commandant General Staff Academy Russia Delegation of the General Staff College Royal Thai Army accompanied by the Crown Prince of Thailand Delegation of the National Defence University Pakistan 38 38

39 Reorientation of Instruction
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40 Reorientation of Instruction
Course Architecture leadership skills at staff officer level in-depth study of national/international staff work planning competence Leadership Skills in-depth study of fundamentals (from SOBC) constructive crisis management Society and Armed Forces strategy and strategy development Policy and Strategy Modular Consolidation (Areas of Competence) Method Orientation Practice Orientation joint comprehensive complementary focus on fundamentals of primary staff functions where necessary joint exercises Employment of Armed Forces Employment of Armed Forces

41 Reorganisation of the Training Concept
GASOC (2 years) Service- specific training (10-15 days) Further/advanced training modules (voluntary) SOQC JSOC The overall aim of our reorganisation measures is to streamline and harmonize the officers’ training across all military organisational areas. The current revision focuses on providing the necessary facts and methods at the appropriate time and career level. For example: The current “one-time training” for the officer’s whole career within the NGASOC is considered inappropriate, hence the content is to be broken down into modules that take into account the different requirements to be addressed at different points in time and career. There are three main ideas which guide the process of reorganisation truly joint training common training within the FMoD; civil servants AND military personnel deepening application of the interagency/comprehensive approach with other ministries (foreign affairs, economic cooperation and development, interior) GASOC (1 year) Present: SOBC* GASOC (1 year) Mandatory modules MAJ/LTC Modules advanced/continuing training (concentration) module COL will be abandoned will be changed unchanged new/changed Future: * Staff Officer Basic Course Service- specific training not decided yet

42 Kindergarten at the Akademie
130 children The Kindergarten was founded in 1969 and has a capacity of 130 children For national as well as international participants Further possibility for communication and integration Family and duty can go hand in hand If neccessarry: Opening hours 07:30 – 17:30 1 group for children starting age 1,5 3 elementary groups for children age 3-5 1 pre-school group for children age 5-6 1 day-care facilitiy for school kids starting age 6 Children of course participants and the surrounding area in Blankenese

43 pending your questions that ends my briefing

44 Permanent Staff Total: 394 76 Civilian Personnel 179 Officers
(*) Their composition is depicted here, dividing the civilian personnel into civil servants and employees. The large amount of officers (mainly staff officers) comprises the 106 military lecturers. This ends the structure part of my presentation. I would now like to continue with the concept of training, beginning with the officers training concept. 179 Officers 69 Rank and File 70 NCO Total: 394 (students excluded) (*) 30 civil servants und 46 employees

45 Staff Officer Qualification Course
Qualify officers to fulfill tasks as staff officers in first assignments: in war/stability operations in armed forces routine operations Obj. Duration: 47 training days Number of courses per year: 3 Time All career line officers in the rank of captain/navy lieutenant have to attend the Staff Officer Qualification Course. The course takes nine weeks and is conducted in joint student syndicates. The Staff Officer Qualification Course is subdivided into two equivalent phases: Phase 1 deals with the interaction between nations, societies and the military as well as with issues of Leadership Development and Civil Education (“Innere Führung”). Phase 2 is aimed at the development of a cross-departmental understanding of the capability spectrum of all military organisational areas, a necessity which we transferred into training as lessons learnt from operational reality. It comprises 5 examinations: four oral examinations (1 x Joint Ops; 1 x Leadership, 2 x Security Policy) and one written examination. (1 xSocial Science) Run Maximum number of students per course run: 200

46 Junior Staff Officer Course
Qualify officers to fulfill tasks as staff officers in operations and in routine operations at command authorities at national headquarters at the tactical level of command in agencies Obj. The Junior Staff Officer Course is conducted approx. 2 years after the Staff Officer Qualification Course. Thus it is designed for officers who are just about to assume or have already assumed their first staff officer assignment. The emphasis is put on the preparation for various forms of staff work In this context, the focus is put on practice orientation. Now let me go further by giving you an overview of the …….. „NATIONAL GENERAL / ADMIRAL STAFF OFFICER COURSE“ The „Flagship“ of the FüAK. Duration: 15 training days Number of courses per year: 3 Time Run Maximum number of students per course run: 120

47 2 Years Course Obj. Run Time Preparation to fulfill tasks
at strategic, operational and tactical level throughout the entire range of tasks of armed forces in the national and international environment Obj. Its training objective is: To qualify officers to perform in a critical-reflective and competent manner the functions of general/admiral staff officers: As you can see: - at the strategic, operational and tactical level, - throughout the entire range of tasks of armed forces including routine operations, - in the national and international environment. The number of students are divided up in 90 students from Germany and 30 from other States. For us it is important that the content of all courses is orientated and based on a logical and stringent sequence; I want to show by the Fundamental Concept of the National General/Admiral staff officer course. Duration: 2 years Number of courses per year: 1 Time Run Maximum number of students per course run: 120

48 Fundamental Concept Analysis of the Future and
Developments of Society Fundamental structures and Problems of International Relations Leadership and Management Competence Strategic Concept Analysis of the Future and Resulting Strategic Approaches THE (RED) THREAD This stringent logical sequence of all training blocks is not only used to provide orientation throughout the sequence of the overall course, but it also enabled us to identify the “red line” within individual training blocks as a constant so that all training programs focus on a common goal. Most of the training is conducted in joint student sections; the military organizational areas are covered separately only within the scope of service-specific training. Our experiences of the joint courses are most positive. We are very proud that a lot of foreign students attend our offer of education. Capabilities and Structures of Armed Forces Strategic Level of the Armed Forces Tactical Level of the Armed Forces Operational Level

49 General/Admiral Staff Officer Course, 1 Year
The foreign student knows the tasks, the structure and the organization of the Bundeswehr knows the German doctrine knows the foreign and security policy of the Federal Republic of Germany is prepared for assignments in an integrated environment Obj. The training objective of the International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course is as shown on the slide: Fundamental concept as of NGASOC only more focus on tactical aspects German Armed Forces centric Security policy and strategy Structure German Armed Forces German doctrine and decision making process Preparation for multinational environment Overall picture of Germany Culture Economics Society Politics Duration: 10 months Number of courses per year: 1 „Trips“ Time Maximum number of students per course run: 80 Run

50 GASOC, 1 Year Here is shown a picture of all students with their families Most of the students live here on campus. Some of them live with their families outside in a flat in Hamburg.

51 Balance - 2012 „Mens agitat molem“
82 Number of courses Number of passes German students 193 International students 41 Nations 51

52 Reorientation of Instruction NGASOC Rough Planning – New Content
- Command and Control/Management Methods strategic methods, strategy development, future development analysis, … - Strategic Communication - German Foreign and Defence Policy development/economic policy, inter-ministerial concept development - Strategic and Operational Thinking war and causes and origins of war, comparative assessment of strategies - Defence and Armaments Policy Adaptation! Operationalisation What will be abandoned? - Personnel Development - Procurement/Armament/Utilisation - Planning/Control/Processes/Budget - Conception - Operational Law - Interagency exercise

53 Reorientation of Instruction Modular Advanced and Continuing Training
Individual Leadership Competence Areas of Competence Strategic Discourse Reservist Training courses offered to officers/staff officers who have passed the SOBC - certification in accordance with legal provisions regarding vocational training - conversion of modules of continuing education into mandatory modules - mandatory modules after Staff Officer Basic Course (SOBC) - new mandatory OF-5 module DCC, A16, … is in progress

54 NGASOC – Rough Planning - Core Elements -
Core elements of NGASOC further development: new or adapted course content practice orientation as a result of the methods applied focus on areas of competence new approach to the study phase (working title “strategic analyses”) service-specific instruction not represented anymore Adaptation! Operationalisation What will be abandoned?

55 Method Orientation - confident application of procedures and methods
- use of methods as a prerequisite for practice orientation: teaching of facts with the application of methods by course participants. “The method conveys the content.” This is the main idea behind the concept of method orientation. The Führungsakademie aims to focus on the methods applied in the different training elements. The first step will be the teaching of basic knowledge. The second step will be the teaching of specific methods in order to enhance and categorise the “tool-box” available to staff officers. The third step will be to enhance and deepen the knowledge imparted by applying the methods. This process will then be mentored and the results will be presented and used for evaluation as well. COPD PMESII SWOT-analysis Targeting Case Study ABC Analysis Simultaneous Engineering Risk Analysis/Management Analysis of Core Competencies Synchronisation Matrix Analysis of Interdependencies “Decision Tree” Technique Knowledge Development Wargaming Operations Research Estimate of the Situation CD&E Controlling

56 Reorganisation of Instruction Summary
Future: NGASOC (12 months) Mandatory modules MAJ/LTC (max. 10 days) Mandatory module COL (max. 20 days) Service- specific training (max. 40 days at FüAkBw) SOBC* (approx. 47 days) Modules advanced/continuing training (concentration) IGASOC (12 months) *Staff Officer Basic Course

57 NGASOC Course Architecture
Component Command Operational Planning Multinationality NATO/EU Joint EX CJEX Areas of Competence Specialisation Strat. Analysis* Strategic Level Operational Level Specialty Level Policy/Operations Strategy Concept/Planning Command & Control of Armed Forces Personnel Law Budget/Controlling Armament/Equipment/IT Infrastructure/ Environmental Protection Basic Knowledge Enhancement Practice approx. 32 weeks approx. 26 weeks approx. 8 weeks Basic Knowledge Enhancement The new course architecture of the NGASOC starts with the strategic level and runs top down to the operational level and finally to the specialty level of areas of competence. Quite the opposite way to the current structure. This is due to the fact that students coming directly from higher tactical levels have difficulties adjusting to operational processes and the operational way of thinking. * New concept of study phase

58 Reorientation of Instruction
Senior Command and Control Module (SCCM) Senior Command and Control Module (SCCM): mandatory module prior to first OF-5 assignment joint approach maximum of four training weeks thematic focus: policy and strategy conception/planning individual leadership competence action-orientation through application of methods


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