Military General Staff Training Centre

Military General Staff Training Centre


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Col. Péter Balogh
Commanding Officer

Colonel Balogh has been serving as the Commanding Officer of the General Staff Training Course at NUPS since July, 2013. He has ongoing studies at the PhD School of Military Science. He worked at Military Intelligence Office for 18 years. His international experience includes NATO missions in Iraq, being Chief Liaison Officer and Senior National Representative and includes an ISAF mission in Afghanistan.




Phone: (36) 1 432-9000/29-556


The Hungarian General Staff Training Course, as the highest level of National Military Education, offers an 11-month resident program. The curriculum prepares selected military leaders (resident, foreign) for the responsibilities of strategic leadership and educates them on the development and employment of strategic power. Upon graduation our students will be prepared for leadership positions in the national strategic environment, or as advisors to the senior leadership of the Ministry of Defence, other government agencies, or in foreign militaries. In the academic year of 2012/2013 4 foreign students (German, Italian, Chinese and Russian) took part on the Course, and in the academic year of 2013/2014 year a further Chinese student took their place on the Course.

The Hungarian General Staff Training Course is a graduate school, granting a certificate of Higher Military Leadership.

The present 11-month (cc 1,500 classes) curriculum focuses on expanding the understanding of air and army power and on the preparation of high career-officers. Furthermore, it is intended to:

  • facilitate the strategic-minded thinking of students;
  • develop and enhances their abilities for General Staff-level command and responsibilities;
  • enhance students’ abilities to think critically about strategic military concepts in a dynamic international environment;
  • broaden students’ understanding of the nature of conflicts and current and future threats to Hungary and its NATO allies, and;
  • develop and enhances students’ abilities to plan and execute National and NATO joint planning process (COPD) and joint operations to support the Hungarian General Staff.

The course consists of three modules. The Common, Basic Module includes courses related to leadership, security environment, the art of war, home defence and society. The Military Module includes courses related to theory and practice of operations and military unit visits. The third Module is about actualities including the study of recent research, visiting Military and Civilians companies and study trips abroad.