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.
If you wish to join a course you may have your agency POC send a seat request.
Please click on the POC Finder
to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.
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.