The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) Dean, Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa and Colonel Albertas Dapkus, the Director of Senior Leaders’ Course and the Higher Command Studies Course conducted a working visit to the NATO Defence College (NDC) in Rome on 09th-10th January 2018. The working sessions were chaired by Brigadier General Heinz Josef Feldmann (DEU), the Division Head of Academic Planning and Policy accompanied by Colonel James Huber (USA A), the Academic Adviser and Wing Commander Scott Notman (GBR AF), the Head of the Academic Policy Branch.
Representatives of both PME organizations provided an update on ongoing educational activities, planning and execution of courses and major academic events. The focus was on strategic level courses as an area of education provided by both colleges looking into opportunities to cooperate in the future. Dr Jeffrey Larsen, the NDC’s Research Division Head and BALDEFCOL's delegation provided briefs about research focus, outreach program and publications developed by faculty members. Both delegations recognized that domain as very promising dimension of cooperation.
The cooperation will be a matter of further discussion at Commandants’ level to support each other to better prepare NDC’s and BALTDEFCOL’s graduates for future assignments and challenges.