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NATO Logistics Operational Planning Course (NLOPC)

Conducted by JPOD


The aim of this course is to prepare students for their duties as J4 planners within a larger Joint Operational Planning Group (JOPG), or as a member of a Logistic Operational Planning Group (LOPG).


Duration: 2 Weeks
Course Structure: Resident (2)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: LOG - Logistics
Area: LG - Logistics
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.159
ETOC Code: LOG-LG-3685

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-92-B-19 24 Jun 19 - 05 Jul 19
M4-92-C-19 18 - 29 Nov 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

Comprehend NATO Logistics Core Competencies: Given a scenario students will students will recall elements, details, structures or process and recognize or identify specific information related to the NATO logistics core competencies.

Explain limitations and considerations of NATO operational logistics and movement planning: Given a scenario students will explain the considerations for and limitations to logistics and movement planning for potential NATO operations in accordance with NATO logistics doctrine.

Explain logistical capabilities and limitations: Given a scenario students will explain the unique logistics capabilities and limitations of the air, land, maritime and SOF component commands in accordance with NATO doctrine.

Apply NATO OPP: Given the "Crisis in the Zoran Sea" scenario students will successfully apply the NATO Operational Planning Process (OPP) as operational-level J-4 planners, in accordance with the ACO comprehensive operations planning directive (COPD) ver 2.0 and functional planning guidance for logistics.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-4) or their civilian equivalents who are assigned to NATO or national positions that involve logistic and movement planning in multinational joint operations.

Academic prerequisites: must have national and/or international officers’ education or civilian equivalent in logistics and/or movement. Students must have previously completed the NATO Logistics Introductory Course and NATO Logistics Operational Course.

Waivers for prerequisites and for applications by perspective students not included in the intended target population will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-4


This two-week course is comprised of lectures, syndicate work, and student presentations. Days 1-2 are primarily lectures on NATO logistics topics with days 3-10 being primarily syndicate work, student presentations, and some lectures on Zoran Sea Scenario and COPD phase overviews. The Crisis in the Zoran Sea Scenario provides the backdrop against which students conduct the NATO operational planning process as members of an operational-level DCOS support logistics plans group. The operational planning process as driven by the COPD ver 2.0 is conducted from Phase 1 through Phase 3B with an overview lecture and guided discussion on Phase 4.