Geo-Political Training Seminars


In order to better educate new arriving U.S. Army Europe military and civilian staff on German & European geopolitical issues, U.S. Army Europe's headquarters is offering a 2 half-days training seminar on German and European history, politics and society for new arriving staff in Wiesbaden. The training will be conducted by Dr. Alexandra Schwarzkopf of Schwarzkopf Consulting.

Training topics include:
    •From the beginning of WWI until the end of WWII (1914 - 1945)
    •Germany's relationship with Eastern European countries
    •The aftermath of WWI leading to the Seizure of power Post-War Germany until the German Reunification (1945-1989)
    •The division of East and West Germany within the era of the Cold War
    •West German "Grundgesetz" [Basic Law]
    •German Society
    •German Reunification and the Fall of the Soviet Union
    •Domestic and international consequences of the Reunification
    •Former members of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact becoming members of the EU and NATO The European Union and NATO - European Reassurance Initiative
    •History and purpose of the EU
    •NATO Art. 5 of NATO and the reassurance of the alliance

It is strongly recommended for supervisors to nominate personnel for the training seminar as it has proven extremely valuable to new personnel in theater.

Upcoming Seminars

The next geopolitical seminar will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 12-5:45 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Community Activity Center (Little Italy) on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany.

There are 40 seats available for newly assigned military officers (0-3 and above), NCOs (E7 and above) and civilian staff (GS-11 and above) to the U.S. Army Europe headquarters.

Commanders, 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.

How to Apply

Division/section chiefs must provide name, rank, job title, email and phone information of employees they recommend for the course by COB Wednesday, Aug. 30 to: usarmy.wiesbaden.

Questions can be directed to Hilde Patton or Elke Herberger, available via phone at 537-0027 or 537-0022, respectively.