NATO Logistic Officer Course (NATO LOC)

Aim and purpose

NATO LOC gives participants knowledge about NATO logistics and enables them to work as logistic staff officers at a multinational HQ or a national unit in a NATO operation.

Core objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to

  • Understand the NATO decision process and command structure
  • Describe NATO logistic support concept
  • Describe NATO logistic support concept for air, sea and land operations
  • Describe NATO logistics functional areas
  • Describe NATO logistics' doctrine and tactics, techniques and procedures


Applicants should preferably

  • Be military officers preparing for assignments as logistic staff officers at a multinational HQ or as logistic staff officers in a national unit at a NATO mission
  • Have experience from national logistic service
  • Have the rank level of Captain/Senior Sergeant (OF2/OR5) – Major/Master Sergeant (OF3/OR8) or equivalent police levels. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.

Course language


Students must be proficient in oral and written English (equivalent to: NATO STANAG 6001/ 3-2-3-2). No translation service will be available.

​NATO LOC is part of the Nordic Defence Cooperation – NORDEFCO. 


We open for application no later than 3 months before the course starts. The deadline for applications is normally 8 weeks before the course starts.

Please check dates in our course schedule.

Published 04 December 2014 13:06.. Last updated 13 November 2017 13:41.