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NATO & Partner Chaplain Operations Course

Conducted by COSEC


To enable NATO and Partner military chaplains to perform cooperative ministry and religious advisory duties in a combined joint theatre of operations.


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

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-37-A-24 13 - 17 May 24 Contact POC

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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

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

Any military and civilian member of the 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-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


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.

Further Information

This one-week course is comprised of:

1. Interactive lectures
2. Small group discussions
3 Problem-based syndicate work
4. Classroom discussion forum
5. Field study (pilgrimage)