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NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence conducts the CSO course

In Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid
October 7, 2022
  • The C-IED CoE is an International Military Organization whose areas of activity include training through specialized courses within the C-IED

The Centre of Excellence Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE) gave, between October 3 and 7, a new edition of the C-IED Staff Officers Course at its facilities in Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid.

The director of the C-IED CoE, Colonel Javier Corbacho Margallo, opened the course which brought together 23 students of 9 nationalities belonging to the Army, Navy and Air&Space Force, as well as an inspector from the National Police Corps.

The objective of the course is to provide personnel assigned to General Staffs, Headquarters or other operational units the necessary training to advise the command that leads the C-IED effort at both tactical and operational levels. Lectures were given entirely by personnel assigned to the centre and focused mainly on threat knowledge, doctrine on the subject and operational planning at both a theoretical and practical level including the execution of several exercises on a fictitious scenario. where students had the opportunity to debate, share experiences and exchange knowledge.

Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE), is one of the 28 NATO Accredited Centres of Excellence, and is located in the town of Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid). In addition to its accreditation as a CoE, it meets the quality standards (QA-Quality Assurance) required and certified by the NATO Allied Command for Transformation (ACT) to be considered a NATO Education and Training Facility.

Among its missions is that of providing support to NATO, NATO partners and the International Community through the development and implementation of different training and specialization courses in the fight against IED Systems, thus contributing to increase the security of troops deployed, reducing or eliminating the IED threat, especially from terrorist and insurgent networks.

It was offered by Spain to NATO as part of its network of Centres for Excellence and accredited by the Alliance in November 2010.