Strategic Courses



(SLIC) | MASL (P145054)

LENGTH:  four weeks

CAPACITY:  20 students up to 5 courses per year

Strategic Leaders International Course


Length/Scope:  The Strategic Leaders International Course (SLIC) is a four-week in-resident course designed to advance and further develop the strategic thinking and strategic planning skills of senior military leaders (05-06 and above) and civilian equivalent Partner Nation personnel from government and law enforcement agencies. The course provides a foundational strategy planning process and the opportunity for students to meet directly with their U.S. counterparts at the Combatant Command and Theater Special Operations Command levels. Attending senior leaders will also see first-hand the rigorous selection, training and material requirements integral to the establishment, development, and sustainment of maritime Special Operations Forces. SLIC is best known for its rich student engagements and interactions that result in long-lasting alumni relationships and serves as the intellectual catalysts for adopting new skills in strategic thinking, strategic planning, and strategic leadership for the 21st Century.

Special Information:  This course is designed for senior officers or civilian equivalents. In addition to the general prerequisites, students should be familiar with small craft operations, be assigned to a unit with a "combating terrorism" mission or in a government position with a "combating terrorism" focus. Students are also required to have an English Comprehension Level Score of 80 or above. NAVSCIATTS will issue students the necessary safety and training equipment required for this course. All students will be lodged off-base. Transportation to and from classes will be provided by a shuttle bus. Military students are required to bring a formal uniform (for graduation and reception ceremonies), one or two business suits (for social events and travel), appropriate uniforms for classroom sessions, and civilian attire for travel and off-duty time. Civilian students are required to bring two or three business suits (for graduation and reception ceremonies), and appropriate civilian attire (for social events, travel, classroom sessions and off-duty time). All students will be issued laptops for the duration of this course only. Funding options for this course include CTFP, IMET, CD, INL, CT and FMS.



(PNI) | MASL (P145149)

CAPACITY:  Limited

LENGTH: 18-24 months

​Partner Nation Instructor Program


Length/Scope:  Partner Nation Instructors (PNI) are Junior Officers (O2-O3) or Senior Enlisted (E7-E9) nominated by their own countries to serve 18-24 months at NAVSCIATTS as a guest instructor. PNIs benefit from this opportunity through gaining instructor training qualifications, leadership skill development and working with a highly professional team that trains Foreign Security Force students from around the world.

Special information:  The PNI is designed for small craft waterborne, small unit tactics, unmanned aerial vehicle, intelligence operations or maintenance instructors who will return to their home country with the experience of performing as part of a professional training staff. The expectation is that the gained experience will enhance their ability to implement changes to training organization processes and programs, understand resource and facility requirements needed to run an effective training facility, develop comprehensive training plans and professionalize curriculum delivery methods.