Supporting NATO's Doctrine Development
From 16 to 25 January 2018 the Maritime Operations Working Group (MAROPSWG) took place in Berlin, Germany with more than 130 maritime experts from 18 NATO nations as well as representatives from various NATO commands and entities. The COE CSW participated in this important annual meeting for maritime doctrine development for NATO with five Staff Officers by attending numerous syndicates and subpanels. The COE CSW contributed significantly with presentations, liaison reports, change proposals, and by providing expertise to many discussions. Tangible results were achieved in improving numerous NATO maritime publications at the end of this very successful and productive meeting. Consequently, the COE CSW could derive a range of new tasks. The COE CSW will continue to contribute to NATO doctrine development and provide specific expertise in future MAROPSWG meetings.