The mission of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) is to contribute to international security through professionalization of the officer corps, NCO corps and civilian defense officials of partner countries, making their defense education institutions compatible with Western defense education standards and values. The DEEP program works closely with the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Education and Development Working Group (EDWG).
DEEP addresses the professional defense education component of Defense Institution Building. To accomplish its mission, DEEP possesses the following features:
As of January 2015, the DEEP program is actively collaborating with 13 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. DEEP collaborations are depicted below graphically. Click on a country to learn more about DEEP program successes in the country.
All DEEP programs are demand-driven and begin with a requirement that the host nation has identified. The host nation can end the program at any time of its choosing.