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Qatari Generals Visit Marshall Center

Qatari Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Sanad Ali Al-Nuaimi (left), commander of the Strategic Studies Center Qatar, and Qatari Armed Forces Gen. Zamel Sayyaf Al-Shahrani (right), also from SSC Qatar, visit with Dr. Raphael Perl (center), executive director for Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Feb. 25 during their time at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here. (DOD Photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn /RELEASED)

GCMC PAO Staff Report

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 26, 2015) – Qatari Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Sanad Ali Al-Nuaimi, commander of the Strategic Studies Center Qatar, and Qatari Armed Forces Gen. Zamel Sayyaf Al-Shahrani, also from SSC Qatar, visit with Dr. Raphael Perl (center), executive director for Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Feb. 25 during their time at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.

While here, the Qatari generals attended the Marshall Center’s Program on Terrorism and Security Studies 15-03 session on What is Terrorism: Definitions and Terms presented by Professor James Howcroft, PTSS program director.

The PTSS course addresses numerous aspects of a threat that confronts nations around the globe. The four-week course is designed for government officials, military officers and police administrators currently working in mid- and upper- level management positions of counterterrorism organizations throughout the world. This iteration of PTSS started Wednesday, Feb. 25, and has 72 participants from 54 countries.

The four-week course is designed for government officials, military officers and police administrators currently working in mid- and upper- level management positions of counterterrorism organizations throughout the world.

The generals also visited with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith Dayton, Marshall Center director, German Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Johann Berger, German deputy director, Ben Reed, U.S. deputy director, and Dr. Bob Brannon, dean of the College of International and Security Studies. They also received a mission brief on the Marshall Center.

The mission of the Marshall Center, as a vital instrument of German-American cooperation, is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful, whole-of-government approaches to address transnational and regional security challenges; and creating and enhancing enduring partnerships worldwide.

PfPC, co-located with the Marshall Center here, is a voluntary association of institutes of higher learning in defense and security affairs that links more than 800 defense academies through a network of educators and researchers by sharing best practices and developing concrete solutions to common challenges.