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The Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS) will be held at the Marshall Center Sep. 5 to Nov. 16, 2018. (Graphic by Marshall Center Visual Information Division)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 5, 2018) – The Program on Applied Security Studies began at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Sept. 5. The program will end Nov. 15. This class has 100 participants from 43 countries.

Dates: Sept. 5 to Nov. 15, 2018

Course Description: Held once a year, PASS is the Marshall Center’s largest and lengthiest resident program, running 10 weeks and involving about 100 participants from countries around the globe, including Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. Objectives of PASS are to provide a graduate-level education in security policy, defense affairs, and international relations, and create a network of security colleagues from widely varying cultures and backgrounds.

Origins: PASS began at the Marshall Center in 2005, when it was called Program in Advanced Security Studies and still with the abbreviation of PASS. At this time, PASS was held three times a year, and was 12-weeks long. It was also divided into Executive-PASS or E-PASS and Leaders-PASS or L-PASS. In 2013, the name changed to Program on Applied Security Studies and began to be held only once a year. Over the years, the program’s length varied from 12 weeks to 10 weeks, eight weeks and even, to seven weeks. Last year the program went back to 10 weeks, and this year, it continues to be 10 weeks.

Course Director:  Col. (GS) Carsten Treder

Academic Adviser: Dr. Pal Dunay
Course Deputy Directors: Lt. Col. Christopher A Kreiler; Cmdr. Andreas Hildenbrand and Lt. Col. (GS) Andreas Hellwig

Class Composition/demographics:  100 participants from 43 countries; 52 military and 48 civilians. Combatant Commands represented 12 from U.S. Africa Command; 11 from U.S. Central Command; 65 from U.S. European Command; seven from U.S. Northern Command; four from U.S. Pacific Command; and one from U.S. Southern Command. Organizations: 51 from Ministry of Defense; 14 from Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 16 from Ministry of Interior/Internal Security; one from academic institution; one from a commercial agency; one from another U.S. DOD Regional Center; one from Ministry of Justice; two from Legislative Branch; seven from Government Police; and, six from other government agencies.

Last Time Held: Sept. 6 to Nov. 16, 2017
Next PASS: Sept. 11 to Nov. 20, 2019

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Photos from this workshop can be found on the Marshall Center Photo Gallery.