National and International Staff Officer Training

BSOC, NGASOC and IGASOC

Course participants in conversation

All future senior officers of the Bundeswehr are required to complete the joint Basic Staff Officer Course (BSOC). After a few years, the top-performers of each cohort return to attend the two-year National General Admiral Staff Officer Course (NGASOC). The Command and Staff College also offers the International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course (IGASOC). In a joint decision, the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Foreign Office determine which countries may send officers to Germany to attend this course.