The purpose of this paper is to analyse the way Portugal's participation in NATO contributed to the modernization of the Portuguese army staff's instruction. We particularly wish to understand if the participation in this international organization influenced the maintenance of a closed Army Staff Corp within the Portuguese Armed Forces. In the end, we wish to show that NATO was fundamental to modernize the Portuguese Army Staff instruction but it was not capable to overcome the existence of a closed Army Staff Corp, wish was seen as a true elite of the Portuguese Army.
|Translated title of the contribution||NATO and Army Staff Corps: Implications for the officers' instruction|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
- Army Staff Corp Instruction