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XX-155

NATO Advanced Force Protection Course

Conducted by PROT

Aim

To better prepare personnel to assume specialist Force Protection staff or Force Protection related staff appointments in national or NATO Headquarters, both within NATO boundaries and as part of a deployed force.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: LOP - Land Operations
Area: LO - Land Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: N/A

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
XX-155-A-19 03 - 07 Jun 19

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Learning Objectives

FORCE PROTECTION ORGANISIATION: Given references, the student will explain the organisation of FP within Joint Operational-level Headquarters and the relationship between FP and other Joint capabilities, functions and disciplines in accordance with NATO policy, doctrine and established working practices.

FORCE GENERATION OF FORCE PROTECTION CAPABILITY: Given references, the student will explain how NATO generates FP capability and what the role the FP Staff Officer is within the process, in accordance with NATO policy, doctrine and established working practices.

FORCE PROTECTION ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Given working examples, students will understand more advanced FP Concepts and the relationship of FP to cross-cutting domains (e.g. Defence Against Terrorism) in accordance with current Alliance thinking.

JOINT OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS BATTLE RHYTHM: Given working examples, the student will explain the Battle Rhythm of a headquarters and have an understanding of the inputs required of the FP Staff Officer in accordance with NATO doctrine, directives and established working practices.

FORCE PROTECTION ESTIMATE: Given references and mentor support, the student will produce a basic FP Estimate in accordance with NATO doctrine.

FORCE PROTECTION PLANNING: Given references and a template, be able to translate a FP Estimate into a FP Plan/FP Annex in accordance with NATO doctrine and Allied Command Operations Force Protection Directive AD 80-25.

CRISIS RESPONSE URGENT OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT (CUR) PROCESS: Given references, the student will be able to describe the CUR process and specifically the input of the FP Staff Officer into the process in accordance with NATO doctrine and directives.

QUALITY CONTROL WITHIN FORCE PROTECTION: Given references, the student will be able to describe how a Force Protection Advisory Team (FPAT) visit should be planned, conducted and documented in accordance with Allied Command Operations Force Protection Directive AD 80-25.

Course Participants

Military or civilian personnel in, or identified to fill, specialist FP staff positions, primarily at the Operational level, in national or NATO establishments. Also, more senior personnel who will have direct responsible for FP staffs and/or delivery of FP effects within either national or NATO structures. No specific rank level is set as appointment not rank is the important factor (an appointment in a larger nation could be filled by a senior officer whilst in a smaller nation the same appointment may be undertaken by a junior officer or, non-commissioned officer). Where necessary, the CD and OPR and/or CO-OPR will establish the prioritisation should the course be oversubscribed. Students pending an operational deployment, newly arrived in NATO FP positions, or projected for an assignment to a FP position will normally take priority.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of interactive lectures followed by brief, moderated questions-and-answer sessions in order to confirm student understanding. Teaching is underpinned by both syndicate exercises where students deliver, under supervision, a selection of FP products that they could reasonably expected to be asked to produce as FP Practitioners. In addition, a number of real-world vignettes will be delivered by Supporting Speakers that will provide real-world case studies in order to reinforce Learning Objectives.

Further Information

Whilst the publications on which the proposed course is based are classified either NATO Restricted or NATO Unclassified, the nature of the subject is such that many teaching periods will contain classified elements. It is envisaged that many Supporting Speakers (SS) will use real-world examples to illustrate or reinforce their teaching objectives and student questions are likely to lead to classified and/or sensitive discussions.