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M4-37

NATO & Partner Chaplain Operations Course

Conducted by COSEC

Aim

The aim of this course is to educate NATO and Partner military chaplains on issues affecting their ability to perform cooperative ministry and religious advisory duties in a combined joint theatre of operations. This will include an examination of ethics and reconciliatory techniques to enable chaplains to support the commander and the mission.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: LOG - Logistics
Area: LG - Logistics
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.181
ETOC Code: LOG-LG-3865

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-37-A-19 13 - 17 May 19 17

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Learning Objectives

Chaplain's Role as an Advisor to the Command: Given a scenario, students will describe how chaplains from different nations and cultures contribute operational and moral support to commanders and troops in accordance with current practices.

Explain Ethical and Moral Questions of Warfare: Given a scenario, students will explain how different backgrounds and beliefs influence moral and ethical questions of warfare in accordance with applicable regulations and policy.

Care for the Wounded and Caregivers: Given a scenario, students will summarize different approved methods of reconciliation and ministry to the wounded and to caregivers.

The Chaplain’s Role in Multinational Operations: Given scenarios, students will describe different roles of chaplain’s within military, humanitarian, and joint multinational operations.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-7 through OR-9) of any military and civilian chaplaincy who will be required to provide care, cooperative ministry, or religious advice to commanders and their soldiers within a NATO Mission.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of lectures, syndicate work, and half a day of a walking pilgrimage. Day 1 is primarily focused on creating a baseline understanding of course expectations and intercultural issues. Day 2 focuses on ethical and moral questions of warfare. Day 3 covers care for the wounded and to the caregivers. Day 4 and 5 emphasis is on the chaplain’s role within joint multinational operations and deployment.