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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
Discipline: JTG - Joint Targeting
Area: 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-A-19 21 - 25 Jan 19
N3-139-B-19 04 - 08 Mar 19 0
N3-139-C-19 06 - 10 May 19 0
N3-139-D-19 17 - 21 Jun 19 0
N3-139-E-19 02 - 06 Sep 19 0
N3-139-F-19 14 - 18 Oct 19 0
N3-139-G-19 25 - 29 Nov 19 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please click on 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 Courses

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 N3-17 NATO Joint Targeting Staff Course is a pre-requisite for any other JTIC course (N3-97, N3-139 & N3-140).
Students that have successfully passed N3-17 after 1 January 2015 may register for other JTIC courses through NSO Student Admin offices.
Students that have successfully passed N3-17 before 1 January 2015 must provide a valid certificate of accomplishment to NSO for approval.
Once the certificate is approved, the student will then be notified to continue the registration process with NSO Student Admin and the student will be expected to take a Bypass test online (through NSWAN/BICES) or during the next attendance of a JTIC course.
The Bypass test verifies the student obtains the foundational Targeting knowledge to be prepared for other JTIC courses. Students who do not pass the Bypass test will not receive a certificate of accomplishment for ANY JTIC courses until they successfully pass the N3-17.