2015 Liaison Officers' Planning Conference
On 29 January 2015, the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome had the pleasure of hosting a group of sixteen Liaison Officers from thirteen different NATO and Partner Countries for the annual Planning Conference.
The aim of the meeting is to address short- and long-term issues in order to plan and execute the Field Studies for the next Senior Courses (SC 126 and SC 127), as an important complement to the academic curriculum.
Upon arrival, participants were warmly welcomed by the NDC Commandant MGen Janusz Bojarski (POL F) and Dean Dr Daria Daniels Skodnik (SVN C), who opened the dayís proceedings.
Further addresses were made by MGen Pascal Valentin (FRA A), Director of the Academic Operations Division; Capt. Brent Hopkins (CAN N), Head of the Curriculum Planning Branch; and Col Andrea Tiveron (ITA A), Head of the Academic Field Studies Branch.
Bearing in mind Alliance and national requirements, arrangements for logistics, communication, protocol and matters arising were discussed, with a view to accommodating the constantly evolving educational priorities of the NDCís Senior Course.