The NATO School, located in Oberammergau, Germany, is a NATO training facility for multinational military education. Since 1953, the NATO School has trained and educated members of alliance and partner nations. Its mission is to conduct education and individual training that support current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures. This includes cooperation and dialogue with military and civilian personnel from non-NATO nations.
The NATO School provides resident courses of instruction in five main disciplines: intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance; joint operations (JOPS); weapons of mass destruction; policy; and non-commissioned officer policy department (NCOPD). Most courses are one week in duration with many subjects from which to choose.