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NATO Nuclear Policy Course

Conducted by PROT


The aim of this course is to provide NATO members with education and training on NATO's nuclear policy, its associated nuclear capabilities, and the associated political consultation process.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: NOP - Nuclear Operations
Area: NO - Nuclear Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: NOP-NO-21386

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N5-13-A-24 25 - 29 Mar 24 Contact POC
N5-13-B-24 09 - 13 Sep 24 Contact POC

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Learning Objectives

NATO Nuclear Policy Strategic Context with Associated Issues and Challenges: Given references, the student will explain Deterrence Theory within the context of NATO and current Nuclear proliferation challenges in accordance with NATO policies and posture.

National Nuclear Policies and Forces: Given references, the student will describe NATO, US, UK, and French nuclear forces and polices in accordance with the NATO consultation processes.

NATO Planning, Consultation, and Nuclear Strike Operations: Given references, the student will describe NATO surety processes, and STRIKE planning in accordance with NATO doctrine and policies.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-3 through OF-6) or civilian equivalents assigned to undertake staffing positions that fulfil responsibilities associated with NATO nuclear policy.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-3 thru OF-6


This one-week course is comprised of formal lectures with panel-led question and answer periods. There is one group syndicate exercise on NATO’s nuclear consultation for strike operations.