Nomination due date: Jul 19, 2017
6 Sep - 16 Nov 2017 / Course language: English
PASS is an intense 10-week resident course for junior and mid-level civilian government officials, military and security force service members and government academics who aspire to higher leadership positions and realize a network of trustworthy international partnerships are the foundation of success.
A five-week English Language Enhancement Course (ELEC) convenes prior to PASS for participants whose English Comprehension Level or American Language Course Placement Test scores fall between 60 and 79 percent.
During the 10-week course, students will work together to identify the most significant challenges to international peace and security; examine how to respond to current threats; understand U.S. and Germany security organizations and decision making; and increase national capacity through security strategy development and budgeting.
Course material will be presented in interactive lectures and reinforced in small seminar sessions. A week-long field study trip to Berlin provides participants a close-up view of Germany’s government and defense institutions.
During the final week of the course, participants will use the concepts learned in a three-day, crisis management capstone exercise.