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Defence Attaché Orientation Module for MENA Region and PfP Countries - Amman

Building confidence and experience

In complement to national training, for the tenth time, the GSCP offers an orientation module for new Defence Attachés and civil servants involved in international relations. The course analyses major international security issues, especially with regard to the ‘new threats’. It covers practical issues of protocol, as well as how to apply international conventions. Participants gain confidence and experience though excercises such as a simulation of a ‘Defence Attaché tour’. All aspects of the course meet the requirements of the Geneva Standards for Defence Attaché training.

Key benefits for you

The module has 3 principal objectives:

  • to improve the understanding of the global and regional security environment;
  • to provide a strong basis for their future professional challenges as Defence Attachés;
  • to be introduced to the multilateral approach and to become familiar with how to work in a multicultural environment.

Participant profile

Participants will be selected by their Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the following criteria:

  • Newly appointed or recently accredited Defence Attachés
  • Civil servants from ministries working directly or indirectly with a Defence Attaché
  • Good command of English
  • Availability for the entire duration of the module

Why you should attend

Defence Attachés operate at the crossroads of diplomacy, strategy, economics and public relations. As their roles and missions are complex and evolving, it is important for new Defence Attachés to be properly prepared to take on new functions. This orientation module will give each individual the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills.

Course focus

Course topics include:

  • The changing international security environment and security policy topics of regional interest
  • The Defence Attaché: tasks and training
  • The Defence Attaché: an influential diplomat in the embassy
  • The Defence Attaché and intel work
  • The Defence Attaché community
  • The Defence Attaché: ‘a temporary diplomat’
  • How to prepare and carry out a Defence Attaché tour
  • Challenges for a Defence Attaché today


Amman, Jordan


This module is offered free of charge. Scholarships are available.

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Defence Attaché Orientation Module for MENA Region and PfP Countries - Amman

Date 6 - 11 Nov 2016

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