Written by MC1 Carla Burdt, ACT Public Affairs Office Monday, 24 October 2011 12:22
Eleven students from seven different nations, including Allied Command Transformation’s Senior Enlisted Leader, Regimental Sergeant Major Marc Wicks, attended the pilot Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course (CSEL) at the NATO School Oberammergau September 12-23.
The purpose of the course was to familiarise CSEL candidates with the required knowledge to function at the higher CSEL level. The course included a variety of current topics and issues facing the Alliance, helping prepare them for their role as advisors to their commanders and subordinates in the international setting.
There were four main themes in the course including Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Professional Development, directing international ceremonies, communicating on NCO issues, and providing advice to superior officers.
The course was the culmination of a year’s study from working groups at ACT and ACO and on-going NCO education developments. NATO School’s NCO Programmes Department were tasked with designing and developing the course which is aimed at preparing senior NCOs to serve as a Command Senior Enlisted Leader in an international setting.
The next two iterations of the course will run January 30 to February 11, 2012 and September 17-28, 2012.
For more information on the NATO School Oberammergau visit https://www.natoschool.nato.int/.