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N3-11

NATO Nuclear Surety Management Course

Conducted by PROT

Aim

The aim of this course is to prepare students to apply NATO nuclear surety requirements and procedures for NATO and custodial forces within Allied Command Operations.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: NOP - Nuclear Operations
Section: NO - Nuclear Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: NOP-NO-31385

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-11-B-17 11 - 15 Sep 17
N3-11-A-18 05 - 09 Feb 18 3
N3-11-B-18 17 - 21 Sep 18 10

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

Nuclear Surety in ACO: Given references, the student will apply the Joint NATO/USEUCOM approach to nuclear surety in ACO in accordance with ACO Directive 80-6 Chapters 1-4 and DOD 520.41.M.

Nuclear Weapon Safety: Given references, the student will describe nuclear weapon safety characteristics and current safety programmes in accordance with ACO Directive 80-6 Chapters 1-4, DOD 520.41.M, and EUCOM CONPLAN 4367.

Weapon Security and Survivability Systems (WS3): Given references, the student will demonstrate the security and custody procedures associated with the WS3 in accordance with ACO Directive 80-6 Chapters 1-4 and DOD 520.41.M.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-4) and NCOs (OR-7 through OR-9), or civilian equivalent, assigned to ACO DCA surety operations. Eligible personnel are from:
-National HQ or unit responsible for nuclear surety;
-Custodial nation HQ or unit responsible for nuclear surety;
-A staff position, including members of the JTSMG, with duties related to nuclear surety.

French personnel are not eligible for this course (reference MC 155-01)

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-4

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of formal lectures with question-and-answer periods. There are three group syndicate exercises on various scenarios based on real-world experiences and ACO Directive 80-6. A culminating open-book exam concludes the course by incorporating all of the learning objectives.