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.
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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.
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)
||English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
||NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-4
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.