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Conventional Arms Control Information Exchange Course

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of the course is to provide students with detailed instructions and procedures for conducting information exchange in accordance with the current conventional arms control agreements.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction / CBRN Defence
Area: AC - Arms Control
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.349
ETOC Code: WMD-AC-3864

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
S5-64-A-24 27 - 31 May 24 1

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Learning Objectives

Conventional Arms Control Agreements (CAC) and Information Exchange: Given references, students will recall the meaning of conventional arms control agreements and the requirements of information exchange in accordance with NATO doctrine and policies.

Automated Data Systems (ADS): Given a scenario, students will assemble and properly assign given information to the relevant charts in accordance with the requirements of ADS in order to recognize the mutual dependency of a change in data sets on different charts.

Consistency of Data: Given a data exercise, students will identify and correct problems or mistakes in existing data to provide a valid and consistent information exchange in accordance with the relevant treaties and agreements.

Course Participants

This course is primarily intended for military and civilian personnel from all NATO and PfP countries with the responsibility for the preparation of information exchanges in accordance with conventional arms control agreements. To include:
- Military personnel of national inspection organizations
- Members of ministries responsible for information exchange
- Personnel outside of the above criteria with founded interest in information exchange must obtain a written waiver from the Office of Primary Responsibility at ACCS NATO HQ

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-3 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-4


This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief, moderated Q&A sessions. Several syndicate work periods (group guided discussions, problem solving, exercise participation) followed by back briefs to plenary is included to consolidate knowledge gained by lectures. The main part of the course is a computer-assisted data exercise to foster understanding and to visualize relationships among the different information exchange obligations. Additional lectures from NATO HQ and the OSCE provide supplementary points of view.

Further Information

This course requires approval by the Course Director for entry. Please submit a joining report if interested and you will be contacted as to the status of your approval.