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NATO Consultation, Command, and Control (C3) Course

Conducted by JPOD


The aim of this course is to provide a foundational knowledge of NATO Consultation, and Command and Control (C3).


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Restricted releasable to Interoperability Platform (IP)
Discipline: CCC - Consultation, Command and Control
Area: CS - Communication Services
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.432
ETOC Code: CCC-CS-2544

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N5-35-B-19 02 - 06 Sep 19 0

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Learning Objectives

NATO GOVERNANCE AND COMMAND & CONTROL: Given references, the student will be able to compare and contrast the overall governance of NATO, including the “consultation” aspect of various NATO organizations, to their similar national C3 concepts.

NATO DEFENCE AND NATO OPERATIONS PLANNING PROCESSES: Given references, the student will be able to explain the key steps in NATO’s Defence Planning and Operations Planning Processes.

NATO COMMAND & CONTROL CAPABILITIES AND PROCEDURES: Given references, the student will be able to identify key capabilities, procedures, and current issues within NATO C2 that affect the commander's decision-making process.

QUALITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE: Given references, the student will be able to identify aspects of quality and information assurance in NATO C3 organizations.

Course Participants

Military Officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and Non-Commisioned Officers (OR-7 through OR-9), or their civilian equivalent, working in a NATO or National-level Headquarters and involved with the provision and/or support of (NATO) C2/C3 facilities (Interoperability platform member nations, who hold the appropriate security level).

Language Proficiency: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of modules (or themes) that complement each other in the understanding of the NATO C3 environment. Within each module, discrete subject topics may vary depending on the global security situation. Each day begins with a review of the information imparted the previous day. Each lecture ends with an interactive Q & A to enable students to develop and consolidate their understanding of the subject topic. Syndicate work and panel discussions are used to enable in-depth discussions with more than one lecturer, thereby allowing contrasting viewpoints to be aired. Unclassified course material (lecture notes) is available through the NATO School portal.

Further Information

This course includes awareness of NATO C3 organizations and processes, the NATO planning procedures, Command and Control (Support) requirements, lessons learned from NATO operations, and related future aspects.