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N3-17

NATO Joint Targeting Staff (NJTS) Course

Conducted by JTIC

Aim

The aim of this course is to provide NATO Targeteers and those involved in the targeting process an understanding of the NATO Joint Targeting Cycle IAW Alliance Joint Publication (AJP) 3.9, Alliance Directive (AD) 80-70, ACO Manual (AM) 80-70, and CJCSI 3370.01, Target Development Standards.

Details

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: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.429
ETOC Code: JTG-JT-2535

Admin note

Please note that extra seats are normally available for most course serials even if there are no open seats showing.

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-17-H-18 19 - 23 Nov 18
N3-17-A-19 14 - 18 Jan 19 0
N3-17-B-19 25 Feb 19 - 01 Mar 19 0
N3-17-C-19 01 - 05 Apr 19 0
N3-17-D-19 29 Apr 19 - 03 May 19 0
N3-17-E-19 10 - 14 Jun 19 0
N3-17-F-19 26 - 30 Aug 19 0
N3-17-G-19 07 - 12 Oct 19 0
N3-17-H-19 18 - 22 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

Joint Targeting Cycle: Given references, describe the Joint targeting cycle, to include Objectives and Guidance, Target Development, Capabilities Analysis (Weaponeering), Force Planning and Assignment, Mission Planning/Force Execution and Combat Assessment IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Target Cell: Given references, describe the roles and responsibilities of target cell personnel assigned to various coalition Joint/Combined organizations involved in Targeting in both deliberate and dynamic targeting IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Comprehensive Approach to Targeting: Given references, describe the concepts related to Effects Based approach to Targeting, Federated and Collaborative target development IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Targeting Consideration: Given references, describe targeting considerations at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels to include political direction, operational planning, synchronization/coordination, target lists, and legal considerations IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Collateral Damage: Given references, describe targeting considerations at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels to include political direction, operational planning, synchronization/coordination, target lists, and legal considerations IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Targeting Force Multipliers: Given references, describe criticality and force multiplying characteristics of non-lethal approaches including Information Operations (IO), Public Affairs (PAO), and Legal members of the Force Application/Target Team IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70.

Weaponeering/Capabilities Analysis: Given references, describe generic air-to-surface and surface to surface weapons and fuses, aircraft, and their combined effects upon critical selected target elements (Weaponeering) and relationship to Collateral Damage IAW CJCSI 3160.01A and NSO distributed material.

Prosecution of Time Sensitive Targets (TST): Understand the Time Sensitive Target (TST) process and considerations involved in TST planning/execution in accordance with NATO Targeting References.

Written Progress - Final Exam: Using course references, students will demonstrate comprehension of all material presented in class with at least an 80% accuracy rate on final exam.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-3 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, who are assigned to a NATO or PfP organization, a Ministry of Defence, or subordinate military headquarters, unit or agency with responsibilities in support of NATO targeting.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-3 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, brief moderated Q&A sessions, practical exercises, and facilitated work in small syndicates followed by back briefs to plenary. Case studies complete the subject matter. The course concludes with a comprehensive end of course exam requiring a minimum score of 80%.

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.