The Naval Sub Group (NSG) is a multinational group of naval training
experts which provides a forum to discuss and develop co-operative naval
training arrangements under the overarching direction of the NTG.
- Responsible to the NTG through the Chairman NTG
- To identify and recommend to the NTG, suitable projects for the improvement
of individual naval training within NATO through bilateral or multilateral
co-operative training arrangements.
- Work in close collaboration and conjunction with other Sub Groups
of the NTG to consolidate training within NATO.
- Realise personnel and economic savings by increased effectiveness
in the operation of training establishments and through the optimum
use of training resources.
- Improve the quality of naval training.
- Work towards uniform standards of skill.
- Improve cooperation of naval training.
- Maximise opportunities to increase standardisation of naval training
through common equipment.
- Through common training procedures, contribute to harmonisation of
naval operational doctrine.
- Improve, expand and, as appropriate, initiate new NATO bilateral
and multilateral naval training arrangements.
There should be regular and extensive exchange of information between
national training experts and the NATO Military Authorities and Agencies
- Intended new training projects and requirements, where other nations
or authorities may wish to contribute or derive benefit.
- Experience gained from carrying out specific types of training that
might be of interest to others.
- Training spaces offered and required that provide substantial advantages
for common training, with information on vacancies made available to
all concerned on course schedules and on appropriate training programmes.
Assistance and advice in determining the optimum methods for financing
common naval training and the establishment of new or expansion of existing
naval training facilities, may be provided by the Financial Sub Group
and NATO's Military Cooperation Branch, International Military Staff (IMS).
- A Chairman appointed by the members of the NSG on a rotating basis,
normally for a two-year term.
- A Deputy Chairman, appointed by the NSG Chairman when needed, to
serve in the absence of the Chairman.
- A Secretary provided by nations on a voluntary basis.
- Members designated by each of the nations and Subordinate Commands
desiring to participate.
- Observers from the International Military Staff and NATO agencies.
- Observers from Partner countries.
- The NSG meets twice annually.
- The NSG has established a Training Requirements Working Group (TRWG)
in order to:
- Identify PfP interoperability shortfalls across the exercise and
- Prioritise shortfalls identified above drawing on documented Military
Training Interoperability (MTI) shortfalls, the Permanent Analysis Team
(PAT) exercise analysis, PfP nation requirements and the future PfP
- Propose revised or new doctrine to improve and maintain interoperability.
- Monitor PfP exercise analysis reports to ensure revised training
and interoperability objectives are met.
- Maintain liaison and dialogue with PfP nations to ensure their requirements
are being addressed.
See Notice Board for schedule of meetings
E-mail POC for NSG is: email@example.com