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NATO Operations Assessment Course

Conducted by JPOD


The aim of the course is to provide education and individual training on Operations Assessment theory and the application of the key tools and methods of Operations Assessment to train individuals assigned to a NATO or national Operations Assessment or related positions.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: JPL - Operations Planning, Assessment and AltA
Area: OA - Operations Assessment
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.531
ETOC Code: JPL-OA-31564

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
P5-128-B-23 30 Oct 23 - 03 Nov 23
P5-128-A-24 15 - 19 Apr 24 Contact POC
P5-128-B-24 09 - 13 Dec 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident 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.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

NATO Ops Assessment Theory: Given references, students will explain NATO operations assessment theory and its application into NATO operations and exercises.

NATO Ops Assessment Processes: Given references, students will describe the NATO operations assessment process and its relevance within the NATO Crisis Reponse System in accordance with COPD Chapter 5 and the NATO Operations Assessment Handbook (NOAH).

Prepare DATA Collection Plans and Apply Data Types: Given a scenario, students will prepare plans for data collection and apply date types, metrics, measures, and performance goals.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) or civilian equivalent assigned to an operations assessment or related position which fulfills responsibilities in support of NATO.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief, moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates. Case studies and scenarios are also considered to identify best-practice and lessons identified. How assessment is practiced in civilian organisations is also discussed to identify similarities and differences with military operations assessment. Language proficiency of 3333 is considered the minimum standard required and fluency in the English language is desirable.

Further Information

Student Pre-requisites

1. Pre-Reading - The Zoran Sea scenario (COPC) and the NATO Operations Assessment Handbook (NOAH)
2. ADL Module - JPL-OA-31564 (P5-128) Introduction to NATO Operations Assesment