Organization

The Director of the Belgian-Netherlands Mine Warfare School (EGUERMIN) is either a Belgian or a Dutch Senior Naval Officer. Policy guidance is issued by the bi-national Board of Supervisors, whilst advice on programming Instruction and Training is provided by the Advisory Board. Internally, the school is organized in three departments:
  • The Education and Training Department, headed by a Belgian or a Dutch Senior Naval Officer, is responsible for the lessons and the training ashore and at sea. This department consists mainly of Naval Officers and Chief Petty Officers of both nationalities and an Exchange Officer of the USN. The head of this department is the Deputy Director of the school and is of a different nationality than the Director.

 

  • The Expertise Department, headed by a German Senior Naval Officer, is responsible for the exchange of expertise between the Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW CoE), NATO and the other Centers of Excellence and supports the NMW CoE Management to provide central and coordinated subject matter expertise (SME) on Naval Mine Warfare (NMW) operations.

 

  • The Support Department, headed by a Belgian Officer, is responsible for supporting EGUERMIN with administration, logistics, security, finance, lodging, etc. This department consists mainly of Belgian personnel.