JTIC

Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum (JTIC)

WHAT IS JTIC?

  • JTIC is the education and training solution for maintaining and increasing Alliance competency in the Joint Targeting Process through formal qualification and certification courses at the NATO School Oberammergau.
  • JTIC derives its purpose and intent from the "Intelligence Support to Targeting" work package of NATO’s Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (JISR) Initiative, which was adopted by the nations during NATO’s Chicago Summit in 2012.
  • JTIC is directly linked to NATO’s interoperability and operational readiness requirements articulated in the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI), the ACO Targeting Action Plan (ATAP), SHAPE’s Joint Targeting Implementation Plan (JTIP) and Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR Lessons Learned.
  • JTIC is comprised of highly qualified and experienced international staff from all components working together to provide a first-class learning environment for all students. Course material is continuously maintained based on doctrinal updates, NATO TTP’s and feedback from operational units across the Alliance to guarantee relevant and current education and training solutions.
  • The course topics range from the basic fundamentals of joint targeting to advanced level operational and specialized courses. The training objectives focus on maximizing student learning and retention of the materials presented through the application of NATO doctrine. The students graduate the JTIC program empowered with the knowledge, contacts, and skills to succeed as targeeters in NATO’s multinational environment.

WHY IS JTIC NECESSARY?

  • NATO's essential purpose to safeguard the freedom and security of its members depends on the continuous improvement of its military capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of the Alliance. Competency in the precise execution of the Joint Targeting Process is critical to that effectiveness. Lessons Learned from NATO combat operations and NATO Response Force (NRF) certification exercises have repeatedly highlighted Joint Targeting training as a critical NATO operational readiness, execution and interoperability necessity.

WHO ARE JTIC COURSES FOR?

  • JTIC is tailored to provide operationally relevant targeting education and training to personnel assigned to NATO Command and Force Structure positions, those identified to fill NATO Crisis Establishment billets during combat operations, NATO member’s national intelligence and operations targeting billets as well as those involved in targeting from select NATO Partner Nations.
  • The 4 courses offered at the NSO are specifically designed to reflect the competency requirements for the employment of targeteers at the operational level however they are applicable to all staff and targeting positions at Tactical and Strategic levels.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 
 

TARGET ENGAGEMENT AUTHORITY - SENIOR LEADERS (TEA-SL) SEMINAR

  • (3-4 hours) / pre-requisite: none
  • This seminar covers Commanders’ responsibilities, staff contributions and an overview of the CDE methodology to provide insight into the Joint Targeting Process. Additionally the TEA-SL will provide an avenue for senior staffs to understand their roles to support the Commander’s decision making process regarding Joint Targeting and allow a Commander to tailor their processes as necessary for any potential NATO operation.
  • The TEA-SL seminar is only offered as a Mobile Education Training Team (METT).
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