This high-level course seeks to enhance mutual understanding of security concerns and of NATO's interests and capabilities among Generals and Flag Officers and high-ranking civilians including ambassadors from NATO, PfP, Med Dialogue, ICI, Contact Countries & Iraq. It also provides opportunities for networking among one- to three-star officers and civilians of equivalent rank.
With its modularized structure, certain of the Senior Course (SC) Study Periods are available to military officers and civilian officials who may not be able to attend the NATO Defense College (NDC) for the five-month duration of a Senior Course. Accordingly, the NDC offers five Modular Short Courses (MSCs) and one Modular Short Course Partners Integrated (MSCPI) during every SC of 5 days duration.