NSPA supports logistics training in Norway

12 September 2014

The Norwegian Defence Forces International Centre (NODEFIC) in Oslo, a multinational military peacekeeping training center, recognized for its expertise in operations, conducts courses for global partners to enhance their success in Peace Support Operations conducted by the UN, NATO, and African Union (AU).

Their comprehensive course schedule includes two NATO logistics courses; the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) Logistics Officers Course and the NATO PfP Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG) Course.  The NATO PfP JLSG Course was conducted at Akershus Fortress in Oslo and some 30 officers from 11 Nations participated from 25 to 29 August 2014.

The aim of the course was to prepare the students as nationally trained officers, augmenters or permanent staff members within a JLSG HQ. NSPA Logistics Operations, Plans & Policy staff successfully supported this course including its syndicate work under the aegis of the Operational Logistics Support Partnership (OLSP) reflecting its role as Contract Integrator (CI) for OLSP-Members and Allied Command Operations (ACO). During the course the importance of Commercial (Planning) Support delivered through NSPA was highlighted as a key enabler for the JLSG and the Military Forces it supports. NSPA role in the JLSG HQ is enshrined in various NATO Logistics Policy documents.