Welcome to the International Special Training Centre

ISTC LogoSpecial Operations Forces play a crucial role in modern warfare. The International Special Training Centre (ISTC) in Pfullendorf, Germany provides centralized training for NATO Special Forces and similar units in Europe. Consistently, Special Forces units are employed in multinational operations.

That's why the International Special Training Centre employs an experienced and dedicated group of multinational instructors to ensure that ISTC students learn the advanced skills they need to succeed in a 21st century Special Forces environment.

Soldiers from nine member nations - Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the United States make up the current cadre of instructors at ISTC.

Students from other nations, even non-NATO member nations can request training either here in Pfullendorf or request a Mobil Training team (MTT).

Please e-mail all requests to: inquiries@istc-sof.org