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NATO Battle Damage Assessment Course

Conducted by JTIC


Provide NATO Targeteers with the necessary knowledge and individual skills to conduct and database physical and functional phases of battle damage assessment to NATO standards, as described in Allied Joint Publication 3.9, ACO Directive 80-70 and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual 3162.02.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: JTG - Joint Targeting
Area: JT - Joint Targeting
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.559
ETOC Code: JTG-JT-31756

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-140-G-21 06 - 10 Dec 21
N3-140-E-21 13 - 17 Dec 21 Selection
N3-140-A-22 31 Jan 22 - 04 Feb 22 Contact POC
N3-140-B-22 28 Feb 22 - 04 Mar 22 Contact POC
N3-140-H-22 04 - 09 Apr 22 Selection
N3-140-C-22 16 - 20 May 22 Contact POC
N3-140-D-22 04 - 08 Jul 22 Contact POC
N3-140-E-22 12 - 16 Sep 22 Contact POC
N3-140-F-22 24 Oct 22 - 04 Nov 22 (DL) Contact POC
N3-140-G-22 05 - 09 Dec 22 Contact POC

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.

Learning Objectives

Combat Assessment: Given references, students will define the concept of Combat Assessment and identify the relationship between its sub-components in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

Weapons Familiarization - Review: Given references, students will describe principles of weaponeering, types of weapons, and their capabilities in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

Battle Damage Assessment for Facilities: Given references, students will describe damage assessment criteria for buildings, focusing on physical and functional damage, and completing the practical exercise in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

BDA for NATO Target Sets: Given references, students will describe specific BDA characteristics associated with NATO Target Sets in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

IDB: BDA Production: Given references and a JTS account, students will develop and enter BDA information on targets into the database (JTS) according to the standards discussed, in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

Collection Requirements: Given references, students will prepare and present a completed collection requirement in accordance with AD 80-70, CJCSM 3362.01, and AJP 3.9.

Assess, Develop and Database Targets: Given a scenario, students will prepare electronic target folders for 5 notional targets, in accordance with CJCSI 3370.01, AJP 3.9, and AD 80-70.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-3 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents, who are assigned to a position which fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO targeting.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-3 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Prerequisite Courses

Code Name
N3-17 NATO Joint Targeting Staff (NJTS) Course


This one-week course is comprised of interactive lectures, briefings, moderated Q&A sessions, practical exercises and tests. Students must achieve at least an 80% on all exercises and tests.

Further Information

This course is offered both as a resident course and/or a Mobile Education Training Team (METT).
This one week course is open to ranks OR3 - OF5 from NATO nations, Australia, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, and Sweden. Students must possess valid a NS clearance in order to attend.
The course is comprised of a doctrinal portion and hands-on application portion; both require an 80% pass mark for successful course completion.