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ACO Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) Course for Land Forces

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of this course is to prepare selected NATO evaluators and national evaluation team members to conduct combat readiness evaluations in land units and HQs, while harmonizing NATO and national directives on CREVAL for land forces.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Restricted Rel PfP EUMS
Area: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises and Evaluation
Section: EV - Evaluation
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.239
ETOC Code: ETE-EV-3801

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-24-C-17 18 - 22 Sep 17
N3-24-A-18 26 Feb 18 - 02 Mar 18 0
N3-24-B-18 04 - 08 Jun 18 0
N3-24-C-18 24 - 28 Sep 18 13

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

Explain the foundation and structure of the ACO CREVAL Program: Given references, explain the foundation and structure of the ACO CREVAL program.

Explain the concept, conduct, and methodolody of the ACO CREVAL program.: Given references, describe the ACO CREVAL Program concept, how it is conducted and methodology for its application.

Demonstrate evaluation criteria and reporting procedures.: Given references demonstrate how the procedures followed for the ACO Combat Readiness Evaluation are documented.

Explain essential documents relevant to CREVAL.: Given references, explain the NATO policy and procedures for the ACO Land Forces Combat Readiness evaluation.

Course Participants

1. Selected NATO military members with experience in the evaluation area, which should be available to support CREVAL as evaluators, monitors or observers. Students have to possess a sound knowledge of applicable NATO Land Forces procedures.
2. Selected Partner Nations’ (PN) Military personnel, who will be available to support OCC NATO Level 2 evaluations as PN evaluator. The acceptance of PN students will be based upon following criteria:
a. The PN student has completed the OCC E&F Evaluator Training Course (ETC);
b. PN must have been released pertaining ACO Forces Standards describing ACO evaluation programs. In this regard confirmation will be received by Partnership Coordination Cell (PCC), established at SHAPE Mons, BE.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-3 thru OF-5


This one week course is an external supported program of instruction, delivered by CREVAL experts/instructors within ACO. It is conducted using the following methods of instruction:
1. Formal lectures of 40 minutes aimed at the second and third cognitive level of instruction followed by a 5-minute Q & A period.
2. Panel discussions, if appropriate, in support of a preceding formal lecture.
3. Syndicate work (e.g. guided discussion, problem solving, exercise participation, presentation of results) to consolidate knowledge gained.