National and International Staff Officer Training
BSOC, NGASOC and IGASOC
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.