Geo-Political Training Seminars



WHAT ARE GEO-POLITICAL TRAINING SEMINARS??

Geo-political training seminars that focus on German and European military, political and economic systems are one of the ways the U.S. Army Europe helps foster mutual understanding with our allies and partner nations.

The seminars are held in Hamburg at the Haus Rissen Institute, and international think tank for politics and economics. They serve as excellent primers on the European operating environment.

The training seminars are an investment in the Army’s future, designed to develop adaptable and thoughtful leaders. Army commanders and senior staff officers, civilians and non-commissioned officers and other personnel who regularly interact with host nation authorities and institutions spend a week discussing current and historical geopolitical issues with Air Force and German Forces personnel in a joint and combined educational environment.

Although topics are updated frequently to keep pace with current events, typical seminar subjects– taught by journalists, scientists, and professors from the University of Hamburg, Berlin Free University, and Haus Rissen – include:

   •The European Union as a strategic actor in international crisis management;
   •Current U.S. and European issues;
   •Comparative analysis of the German and the U.S. political systems.

USAREUR, via the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA), funds the training seminar costs for Army in Europe personnel to include seminar fees, lodging, meals and travel.

Interested applicants must have at least one year remaining in theater after attending the training seminar. Nominations also require endorsement by rater/senior rater, stating why personnel should be selected for the training.

For more information, contact the USAREUR public affairs office at DSN 537-0022, civilian +49 (0) 611-143-537-0022, or by emailing usarmy.wiesbaden.usareur.list.ocpa-north-team@mail.mil.


Upcoming Seminars

  • April 12–17, 2015 – for officers and civilians (GS and LN). Nominations due March 12.
  • June 21–26, 2015 – for NCOs. Nominations due May 21.
  • July 12–17, 2015 – for officers and civilians (GS and LN). Nominations due June 12. The July session has been canceled.

Seminar Information

USAREUR can fund 10 slots for U.S. Army in Europe personnel for each listed seminar. Nominees are required to have at least one year remaining in theater.

Commanders, NCOs, staff officers, public affairs, civil affairs and other personnel who regularly interact with host nation military and civilian counterparts, authorities and institutions are excellent candidates for this program.

Completed nomination forms and required endorsements by rater/senior rater, stating why personnel should be selected for the training need to be emailed to: usarmy.wiesbaden.
usareur.list.ocpa-north-team@mail.mil
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Seminar Documents