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NATO Joint Intermediate Target Development Course

Conducted by JTIC


The aim of the course is to provide NATO Targeteers the necessary knowledge and skill to develop and database any target type in the JTS database according to NATO standards, as informed by US CJCSI 3370.01, Target Development Standards, Alliance Joint Publication (AJP) 3.9, Alliance Directive (AD) 80-70, and ACO Manual (AM) 80-70.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: JTG - Joint Targeting
Section: JT - Joint Targeting
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.560
ETOC Code: JTG-JT-31755

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-139-B-18 05 - 09 Mar 18
N3-139-C-18 14 - 18 May 18 0
N3-139-D-18 25 - 29 Jun 18 0
N3-139-E-18 03 - 07 Sep 18 0
N3-139-F-18 26 - 30 Nov 18 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

Target Development: Given references, students will define target development in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

NATO Target Sets: Given references, students will describe specific target development characteristics associated with NATO Target Sets in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

Target Development Research & Resources: Given examples, students will describe the available references and resources for target intelligence in NATO in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

IDB Search and Retrieval & Production: Given references and 5 notional targets, students will develop and enter targets into the database (JTS) according to the standards discussed in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

Develop and Database Targets: Given a scenario, students will prepare electronic target folders for 5 notional targets, in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents, assigned to a position which fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO targeting.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-3 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Prerequisite Course

Code Name
N3-17 NATO Joint Targeting Staff (NJTS) Course


This one-week course is comprised of interactive lectures, briefings, and moderated Q&A sessions, followed by practical exercises and tests. Students must achieve at least an 80% on all exercises and tests.

Further Information

The NSO JTIC Department, with the endorsement of Allied Command Operations (ACO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), has developed a new procedure, in order to allow personnel of the NATO Command Structure and NATO Nations, certified by NSO (before 1 Jan. 2015), or by the NATO Command Structure or NATO Nations, to have access to the new JTIC Courses. The procedure consists of an one-time multiple-choice test (“bypass test”) that, once successfully passed, gives personnel the authority to directly attend the NATO Joint Intermediate Target Development Course (NJITD, N3-139), without the necessity to attend the prerequisite JTIC entry module (NATO Joint Targeting Staff Course, NJTS N3-17). Candidates that want to take the bypass test must submit their request (providing a copy of their course certificate), via NS-WAN or BICES email to: