The Sponsoring Nations (SNs) are the NATO Member States that are collectively participating in the NATO SP COE providing personnel, equipment, funding and other necassary resources.
As today the NATO SP COE Sponsoring Nations are the following:
Col. Giuseppe De Magistris was born in 1970.
In 1989 he graduated from the Military High School “Nunziatella” where he completed his high school classical curriculum, and then joined the Italian Military Academy of Modena. Subsequently, Col. De Magistris attended a two-year course at the Carabinieri Officers Academy in Rome from which he graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Since then, Col. De Magistris earned a bachelor degree in “Law” and, in the following years, a degree in “Security Sciences”, a master degree in “Internal and External Security Sciences” and master degree in “Sciences of Security and Organization”.
During his 30 plus-year long career in the Carabinieri Corps (a 110.000 strong Police Force with military status and the twofold responsibility for State Defence and Public Order and Security management), he held numerous commands, attended several specialized courses and was deployed on a large number of operational assignments both in Italy and overseas, where he served in Kosovo and in Bosnia Herzegovina [in the Multinational Specialized Units (MSU) within NATO Missions], then, for three years, in the NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE), Belgium, as Officer Commanding of the SHAPE HQ International MP Coy and, double-hatted, as Allied Command Operations (ACO) Deputy Provost Marshal.
Col. De Magistris also operated in Iraq e Afghanistan, within NATO Training Missions, and in Haiti, as inspecting officer from the Carabinieri General HQ to the Italian Formed Police Unit deployed within MINUSTAH.
As of 2013, he holds the rank of Colonel.
2015 | 2017
From September 2015 to September 2017, he served at the United Nations’ HQ, Police Division, in the capacity of Transnational Organized Crime Expert. In Italy, he held several operational commands throughout the Country and was also assigned to staff duties in the Carabinieri Corps General Headquarters.
2019 | now
As of October 18, 2019, Col. Giuseppe De Magistris is the Director of the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence, Vicenza, Italy.
Prior to this assignment, he served as the Carabinieri Provincial Headquarters’ Commanding Officer in Brindisi, Italy.
Col. Kadir Oğuz was born in Anamur in 1973. He attended Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul and Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, before he was commissioned as a Gendarmerie officer in 1995. Since then, he has a 25-year law enforcement experience in many branches of law enforcement missions on theatre. During his duty, he served in the management of border issues, leadership ensuring public order and security of district and province, in Ministry of Interior as specialist and international missions. He experiences of international missions at two positions in NATO. As of 2016, he holds the rank of Colonel.
Here below his job experience:
1996-1998 Team Leader, Gendarmerie Training Center in Bornova-İzmir, Gendarmerie Training Center in Bilecik-Turkey;
1998-1999 Team Commander, Border Team in Kurudere, Özalp, Van, Turkey;
1999-2000 Company Commander, 5th Yeşiltaş Border Company Yüksekova, Hakkari,Turkey;
2000-2001 Instructor, Gendermarie Schools Command, Ankara, Turkey;
2003-2005 Specialist, Department of Strategy Center in Ministry of Interior, Ankara, Turkey;
2004-Six Months Senior Public Analysis Officer, Department of PIO in KFOR HQ, Kosova;
2005-2008 District Gendarmerie Commander, Law Enforcement Chief of District, Viranşehir, Şanlıurfa,Turkey;
2008-2011 District Gendarmerie Commander, Law Enforcement Chief of District, Divriği, Sivas, Turkey;
2011-2013 Head of Branch, Gendarmerie HQ of Province, Head of Security Branch, Erzincan, Turkey;
2013-2015 Head of Branch, HQ of Provincial Gendarmerie, Head of Security Branch, Isparta, Turkey;
2015-2017 Deputy Commander, Deputy Commander of Provincial Gendarmerie, Isparta, Turkey;
2016-Six Months Team Leader, Advise Team Leader of Border Police for HQ of Afganistan Border Police Command, HQ of TAAC-C, Kabul, Afganistan;
2017-2020 Province Gendarmerie Commander, Law Enforcement Chief of Kırklareli Province, Kırklareli, Turkey;
2020- Supervisory Member, Department of Evaluation and Inspection, Ankara, Turkey.
Lieutenant-Colonel Marti Grashof was born in 1967 in the Netherlands. He is a Dutch Army officer within the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. Marti served most of his professional career in multinational operations, mutual international police assistance and in police work in an international context.
In 1989, Marti’s first steps in the military were as a conscript and petty officer in the Royal Marechaussee, where he served as MP.
He attended the Royal Military Academy in Breda in 1998, from which he graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He held positions as MP platoon commander, and within the aviation security branche, as Commanding Officer for High Risk Flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. As a major, Marti was head of the Expertise Centre for Crowd & Riot Control at the Marechaussee Training Center in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
In 2009 Marti was deployed in Afghanistan in the ISAF mission. he served in the province of Uruzgan in the G7 cell of the Task Force Uruzgan. Within the Sector Security Reform branche he was responsible for the training of the Afghan National Police. After this mission he worked at the General Headquarters of the Royal Marechaussee as Chief Officer tot he Director of Operations.
2012 – 2015
From 2012 until 2015 Marti asumed the position of Commanding Officer in the province of Utrecht and Noord-Holland for Marechaussee operations.
In 2015 he joint the EULEX mission in Kosovo where he worked as shiftleader in the Joint Operation Room of the EULEX HQ in Pristina.
In April 2017 he was, as Lieutenant-Colonel, detached from the Royal Marechaussee to the National Police, to work as Head of the Unit Foreign Affairs, of the National Police Information Service Organisation in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
As of September 2020 he is posted as Chief of Staff at the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence, Vicenza, Italy.