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ACO SBAD Operations TACEVAL Evaluator Course

Conducted by COSEC


To prepare evaluators for Surface Based Air Defence (SBAD) Tactical Evaluations (TACEVAL).


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3222 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Restricted Rel PfP (except BLR & RUS)
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises & Evaluation
Area: EV - NATO Evaluation
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.240
ETOC Code: ETE-EV-3803

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-25-A-24 22 - 26 Jan 24 Contact POC
N3-25-B-24 02 - 06 Sep 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

ACO TACEVAL Programme: Given references, students will be able to describe the ACO TACEVAL Programme, the ACO TACEVAL Programme organizations and the conduct of SBAD CAPEVALs and Tactical Firings.

Documentation: As part of a TACEVAL Team the student will perform the duties of a TACEVAL Programme evaluator through observing, note taking and group report writing utilizing amplifying notes and grading criteria out of and in accordance with AFS Vol. VI (STEM).

TACEVAL GUIDELINES: Given references, students will be able to apply the procedures and guidelines for all elements of the TACEVAL Programme to include Pre-Entry Assessment (Evaluation Verification Visit (EVV)), Entry-Level Assessment (STARTASSESS), Capability Evaluation (CAPEVAL) and Tactical Firing in accordance with AFS Vol. VI and ACO Directive (AD) 080-002.

TACEVAL METHODOLOGY: The student will be able to describe the complexity and interdependences of ACO TACEVAL Programme Scenarios, the use of simulations during SBAD CAPEVALs, and the integration of scenario injects from Logistics and Force Protection areas and coordination required by evaluators in accordance with AFS Vol. VI.

Course Participants

Personnel assigned to a NATO unit declared to SACEUR or in a HQ position which supports NATO TACEVAL and/or personnel that have experience in specific SBAD area that require evaluation as specified in ACO FS Vol VI.

Language Proficiency: English 3222 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-3


This one-week course is comprised of:

a. 13 lectures,
b. 1 individual report writing exercise and
c. 15 hours syndicate exercise.

Further Information

Completion of this course enhances the qualification of the student and helps to ensure the standardized application of evaluation and grading procedures and guidelines throughout ACO. Aim of this course is to prepare students to perform their duties as operations evaluators in the area of SBAD Operations during TACEVAL and Tactical Firing. NATO member nations evaluators must have a NATO Secret Security Clearance in order to complete the accrediation process.