Welcome to the Higher Command Studies Course 2023

Dear Students of the Higher Command Studies Course 2023,

On behalf of the Commandant of the Baltic Defence College, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Higher Command Studies Course 2023. Fully sponsored by the Framework Nations, the Higher Command Studies Course offers senior officers and government officials the opportunity to continue their professional education through the study of strategic-level topics. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding, and tools necessary to become creative, proactive, and agile commanders, policymakers, and managers capable of making sound, decisive and future-oriented decisions.

The faculty of the College, senior mentors and guest speakers will provide you with the tools necessary to cope with the dynamics of the security environment, to innovate in the face of political, economic, social, and environmental changes, and develop and implement appropriate strategies. The unique international civil-military composition of the course will create a learner-centred educational environment that allows learning from each other and sharing of professional experiences. In addition to studying a broad spectrum of security and defence problems, you will make new friends and enlarge your professional networks. Moreover, we will provide you with opportunities to explore the rich culture and history of the Framework Nations.

I am looking forward to your active participation and contribution to the course. I hope that the course will encourage and facilitate your professional development as senior military officer and government official of the future.


Eugeniusz CIEŚLAK

Colonel (ret)

Course Director


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