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N5-36

NATO Staff Officer Defense Planning Course

Conducted by JPOD

Aim

Provide students with an introductory understanding of the NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP), including the setting of political objectives, determination of NATO requirements, apportionment and setting capability targets, facilitating implementation and reviewing the results. As a secondary aim, to discuss the contemporary context of NATO defence planning.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Restricted Rel to EUMS
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises and Evaluation
Area: ET - ETEE
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.433
ETOC Code: ETE-ET-26805

Admin note

Please note that this has now reverted to a 5 day course

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N5-36-B-22 24 - 28 Oct 22
N5-36-A-23 22 - 26 May 23 Contact POC
N5-36-B-23 16 - 20 Oct 23 Contact POC

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Learning Objectives

DESCRIBE THE KEY STEPS OF NATO DEFENCE PLANNING PROCESS (NDPP) AND EXPLAIN THE ASSOCIATED TIMELINE: From memory, students will be able to describe the key steps in NATO defence planning and explain the general timelines, processes, and the inter-relationships in accordance with PO(2022)0231 – The NATO Defence Planning Process dated 25 May 2022.

UNDERSTAND HOW NATO REQUIREMENTS ARE DETERMINED IN THE CAPABILITY REQUIREMENT REVIEW (CRR) PROCESS: Given references, students will have the understanding of how the identification of the overall NATO requirements is achieved as part of the Capability Requirement Review process in accordance PO(2022)0231 – The NATO Defence Planning Process dated 25 May 2022 and High Level Guidance.

EXPLAIN THE APPORTIONMENT AND TARGETING PROCESS OF NATO REQUIREMENTS: Given references, students will be able to explain the apportionment and targeting process of NATO requirements and identify the challenges therein, in accordance with PO(2022)0231 – The NATO Defence Planning Process dated 25 May 2022.

DESCRIBE MECHANISMS FOR FACILITATING IMPLEMENTATION: Given scenarios, students will be able to identify potential mechanisms for facilitating Allied implementation efforts on given capability shortfalls, including multinational cooperation opportunities, forums for information sharing, and links to ongoing facilitation efforts within the Armaments Planning Domain and ACT, etc. (ref: AC/259-D(2021)0072

UNDERSTAND REVIEWING THE RESULTS: Given references, students will interpret national responses to the Defence Planning Capability Survey (DPCS) in conjunction with the assessment of nations’ capabilities and contributions to NATO requirements - Defence Planning Capability Survey AC/281-N(2021)0015-Final dated 26 March 2021.

EXPLAIN THE DEFENCE PLANNING ORGANIZATION IN NATO AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS TO NATO DEFENCE PLANNING: Given references, students will be able to explain the Defence Planning organization in NATO, including the roles of DPPC(R), IS, MC, IMS, ACT, ACO, and other NATO entities. Students will gain insight in how new doctrine, concepts and strategies might impose changes to NDPP.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-3 through OF-5) or civilian equivalent who are assigned to a position in defence/force planning in the Alliance, including, but not limited to, the IS, IMS, SCs, subordinate commands, NATO agencies, members of NATO Defence Planning Committees (e.g. DPPC), national delegations and military missions to NATO, and national joint/general staffs and Ministries of Defence.

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

Methodology

This course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates. Practical examples are used to highlight best practices.

Further Information

This course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates. Practical examples are used to highlight best practices.