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NATO Joint Medical Planner Course (JMPC)

Conducted by JPOD


The aim of this course is to provide fundamental medical support planning knowledge for medical support planner's appointed to NATO-Multinational Headquarters or as national medical support planners that interact with the NATO Command structure.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: MED - Medical Support
Area: MS - Medical Support
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.162
ETOC Code: MED-MS-3682

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-85-A-19 20 - 24 May 19
M4-85-B-19 16 - 20 Sep 19 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

Describe NATO Medical Command and Control structures: Given a scenario, students from different nations and cultures will be able to describe NATO command, control, and force structures in accordance with current practices.

Comprehend NATO Comprehensive operational planning process and medical support: Given a scenario, students will explain terms and procedures used to support the NATO comprehensive operational planning process (COPD & OPP) and multinational medical support planning.

Understand NATO Medical Doctrine: Given a scenario, students will describe the different levels and content of medical support doctrine and policies.

Synthesize NATO Operational Medical Planning Process: Given scenarios, students will develop a medical support plan IAW references that details the required components of a medical support plan within military, humanitarian, and joint multinational operations.

Apply Multinational aspects of Medical Support applications: Given scenarios, students will develop a Medical ConOps IAW with references that outline key considerations for joint multinational medical support planning within military, humanitarian, and joint operations.

Course Participants

Military personnel (OR-6-OR-9 and OF-2-OF-5) and their civilian equivalents serving in a NATO HQ (Peacetime Establishment & Crisis Eestablishment

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 and syndicate work which result in syndicate presentations. Day 1 provides a broad overview of NATO structures and its operational and medical support planning processes. Day 2 focusses on NATO comprehensive operational planning directive (COPD) and the NATO operational planning process (OPP) with an emphasis on how Medical Support planning contributes to them. Day 3 concentrates on supporting operations in different environments and special planning considerations. Day 4 and 5 are syndicate-focused with an emphasis on developing and presenting a concept of operation for medical support within a joint multinational operation.