Vision and Mission
The vision of BALTDEFCOL is to be a high quality and widely respected international military educational institution.
The Mandate of the College is to educate:
1. General Staff Officers - Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC);
2. Leaders of Transformation - Higher Command Studies Course (HCSC);
3. Senior Civil Servants - Civil Servants Course (CSC);
4. Short-term tailored courses according to the request from the Baltic states.
Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) together with the International Centre for Defence Studies and the three respective Baltic Ministries of Defence organized the Baltic Defence Innovation Conference 2013 on 3-4 December in Tallinn.
Estonian Minister of Defence H. E. Mr. Urmas Reinsalu handed over prizes of Defence Ministry to the best research paper authors.
Defence Minister Mr Urmas Reinsalu handing over an award to the author of the best paper from the Baltic Defence College, LTC Antek Kasemaa. Photo credit: Estonian Defence Forces
BALTDEFCOL was honoured by the visit of NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges H.E. Mr Sorin Ducaru on 28 November 2013.
Commandant visits the NATO Defense College
On 19-20 November 2013, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) Commandant, Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras, accompanied by his Military Assistant, CPT Vilius Zagurskis, conducted a two day visit to the NATO Defense College (NDC) located in Rome, Italy.