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Orientation Course for Defence Attachés and Senior Officials - Geneva

Building Confidence and Experience

Defence Attachés operate at the intersection 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.

Now in its 13th year, GCSP’s orientation course for military officers, diplomats and senior officials involved in defence and diplomacy has become an internationally recognised complement to national training.


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

  • potential, newly appointed or recently accredited Defence Attachés
  • diplomats working in the context of defence and diplomacy
  • senior officials from ministries working directly or indirectly with a Defence Attaché
  • good command of English (no translation is provided)
  • availability for the entire duration of the course

13th edition


Geneva, Switzerland


This course is offered free of charge. Certain circumstances are eligible for scholarships.

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Orientation Course for Defence Attachés and Senior Officials - Geneva

Date 20 - 23 Feb 2017

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