The 7th ISOC (International
Staff Officers’ Course) came to the end on the 1st of December 2011 after
eleven weeks of staff officers’ preparation conducted in English language.
The Course is held in the Slovak Armed Forces Academy as a national project
supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Armed Forces Academy is one of 23 recognized
PfP Training and Education Centers (PTCs) who provide effective military
training within NATO and PfP community. The aim of the course is to prepare
Slovak and International students for working in multinational staffs
in the area of planning and conducting of military operations according
to NATO standards. Except of theoretical preparation the students participated
in several exercises focused on the Operational planning process during
the defensive and offensive operations.
20 officers in rank of 1st Lieutenant, Captain
and Major from Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, the
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine and Slovak Republic have
successfully finished the ISOC-7. Acting Rector of the Armed Forces Academy
Assoc. Prof. Pavel NEČAS, Ph.D. handed over the Course Certificates and
congratulated to each student after successful accomplishment of the course.
The best student in the course 1st Lt Mattias
Puusepp from Estonia was awarded by the ISOC Commandant LtCol Tomáš Bobko.