Slovenia camp trains Allied and partner Non-Commissioned Officers
MONS, Belgium - Representatives from 12 NATO and partner nations participated in the 12th
NATO and Partner Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Winter Camp in Slovenia from
Mar. 8 - 15, 2019.
Since 2008, the
Slovenian Armed Forces have hosted the winter camp offering a variety of class
instruction, familiarisation exercises and even a biathlon competition.
"We are really glad to
host an event like this within NATO and partner forces because it recognizes
that the NCO corps within Slovenia are doing well and we are in the right
direction. AS NCOs we are strong and dedicated and there is not one thing we
couldn’t do,” Command Sergeant Major Iztk Racman, 132nd Mountain Regiment.
Building off the
foundation of a strong NCO corps and with support of documents such as the NATO
NCO Strategy and Guidelines, the Slovenian course’s objective was to continue
the development of better-trained and ready NCOs within the framework of NATO