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NATO Intelligence Processing Course

Conducted by INTEL


The aim of the course is to prepare NATO Intelligence analysts to execute the processing phase of the NATO intelligence cycle by developing and validating standardized all-source analytical products in response to Intelligence Requirements (IR).


Duration: 2 Weeks
Course Structure: Resident (2)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: INT - Intelligence
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: N/A

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
XX-151-B-17 06 - 17 Nov 17 24

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

DESCRIBE THE PROCESSING STAGE WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE CYCLE.: Given references, the student will describe the main characteristics of the processing stage within the intelligence cycle.

UTILIZE SINGLE SOURCE PRODUCT FOR ALL-SOURCES PROCESSING.: Given references, the student will utilize single source material (HUMINT, OSINT, SIGINT or IMINT mainly) for processing an all-sources product (verbal and/or written).

APPLY THE MAIN INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES: Given references, the student will apply the main Intelligence Analysis techniques (diagnostic, contrarian and imaginative) and apply it to support intelligence products development

Produce INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTS.: Given references, the student will produce intelligence products (written or verbal, on time or ad-hoc) by using all the steps of the intelligence processing stage, supported by Intelligence Functional Services (INTEL FS).

DESCRIBE THE LI/LL FROM NATO OPERATIONS AND EXERCISEs REGARDING THE INTELLIGENCE PROCESSING: Given references, the student will describe the main Lessons Identified and Lessons Learned from NATO Joint operation exercises (Trident series) and NATO recent or on-going operations (ISAF, Resolute support and KFOR) regarding the Intelligence processing.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF 1 to OF 5) and NCOs (OR 5 to OR 9) and/or civilians equivalent from NATO member Countries, who are assigned within the NATO Command Structure or the NATO Force Structure intelligence agencies or organizations, including NON NATO Nations part of the NATO Intelligence Community: NWZ, AUS, IRL, AUS, FIN, SWE, SWI.These category members need an appropriate National SECRET clearance and have requested a waiver by meeting the criteria in one of the five environments as described in the current AC/35-D/1040.

It is mandatory to have followed the ADL 046 (NATO Intelligence, an overview) and ADL 037 (Introduction to NATO before the start of the course.

It is desirable to have attented the NATO Intelligence Course (N2-02)

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This two week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, brief moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates, followed by back briefs to plenary, personal case studies to complete the student’s knowledge, culminating with a scenario driven final exercise to certify completion to standard and retention of subject matter.

Lesson methods provide students with a level of comprehension that will enable them to identify, reason and utilize doctrines, structures and procedures in order to deliver Intelligence products to fulfil Intelligence requirements for planning, conducting operations and decision-making process.

An instructors’ panel discussion, interacting with the students provides high-level perspectives by closing the course on Friday of the second week during the Course’s Hot Wash-up and Course’s closure.

Further Information

This course has two e-learning modules to prepare the student for the appropriate entry level for this course. These modules are mandatory to be completed before the start of the course.


This course contains pre-learning sessions available as ADL Modules through the ACT LMS.

ADL Modules

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