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COSEC

COSEC

Cooperative Security

HIED

HIED

Hybrid, Influence and Effects

INTEL

INTEL

Intelligence

JPOD

JPOD

Joint Plans and Operations

JTIC

JTIC

Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum

NCOPD

NCOPD

Non Commissioned Officers

PROT

PROT

Protection

SET

SET

Standards, Evaluation and Training

 

COSEC

COSEC

Cooperative Security Department

The Cooperative Security (COSEC) Department fosters security cooperation in a wider sense among NATO members and partner nations:

  • The courses are designed to provide orientation on NATO including structure, policies and operations and current issues affecting the Alliance;
  • The Department also delivers a number of courses reflecting NATO’s active engagement with Partner countries and regions;
  • The teaching environment promotes interaction, creates networks, provokes out of the box thinking and increases intercultural competencies.

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COSEC

HIED

Hybrid, Influence and Effects Department

The Hybrid, Influence and Effects Department (HIED) addresses Strategic Communications (STRATCOM), and the effects of STRATCOM-related topics, in combination with a broad insight into Hybrid, Irregular and Asymmetric warfare including the role of Special Operations Forces.

The HIED portfolio comprises:

Influence & Effects

  • NATO Strategic Communications
  • NATO Information Operations
  • NATO PSYOPS
  • NATO Military Public Affairs
  • NATO Civil-Military Planning and Support
  • NATO Civil-Military Interaction (CMI) / CIMIC

Hybrid & Irregular

  • Asymmetric Warfare
  • Insider Threat Situational Awareness
  • Introduction to NATO Special Operations
  • Special Operations Forces Integration
 

INTEL

INTEL

Intelligence Department

The Intelligence (INTEL) Department provides standardization of Intelligence and Targeting skills as well as procedures across the Alliance using:

  • Lecturers from around the globe with experience and examples from on-going operations, current real-world intelligence, and operational issues relating to NATO;
  • Group exercises, off-site educational excursions, and student discussions to reinforce the lecture programme;
  • NATO Intelligence Orientation Courses and NATO Operational Orientation Courses with a focus on training in Electronic Warfare, Targeting, Geospatial, and Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) disciplines;
  • Orientation Courses designed for individuals preparing for deployment and/or those personnel providing direct support to deployed forces from out-of-theatre NATO or national billets.

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JPOD

JPOD

Joint Plans and Operations Department

The Joint Plans and Operations Department was created in May 2016. It was the product of a merger between the Joint Operations Department and the Joint Plans Department.

The JPOD delivers individual training at the Operational and Strategic level of warfare; specifically in Defence Planning and Exercise Planning, both to generalist staff officers and specialists.

  • In close connection with ACT, ACO, and the Joint Force Commands, JPOD continuously adapts the curriculum to meet the requirements of NATO's forces;
  • In addition to providing instruction for resident courses, the Department also supports an increasing number of external engagements through Mobile Education and Training and Teams;
  • The Joint Plans and Operations Department collaborates with national staff colleges and other academic institutions to exchange experts and provide the best training on operational planning to NATO.

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JTIC

JTIC

Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum (JTIC)

JTIC provides training specifically designed to reflect competency requirements for the employment of targeteers assigned to NATO Command and Force Structure positions or NATO Crisis Establishment billets.

  • Topics range from the basic fundamentals of joint targeting to advanced level operational and specialized courses.
  • Training objectives focus on maximizing student learning and retention of the materials presented through the application of NATO doctrine.
  • Students graduate the JTIC program empowered with the knowledge, contacts, and skills to succeed as targeeters in NATO’s multinational environment.

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NCOPD

NCOPD

Non Commissioned Officers Department

NCOPD department creates a unique learning environment for NATO and partner NCOs to enhance interoperability, to prepare NCOs to work in the international setting and to support nations with their NCO development efforts, according to the NATO NCO Bi-lateral Strategic Commanders’ Strategy and Recommended NCO Guidelines.

  • The courses for Non-Commissioned Officers aim to fill the gaps in the training of NCOs within NATO and partner nations, outlined by the Strategy: Commonality within the NCO ranks, Professional Development, and the structure and training of Command Senior Enlisted Leaders (CSELs).
  • The mandate of the department is teaching leadership in the diverse multi-national environment of NATO with the emphasis on sharing experiences in a multi-national setting.
  • NCOPD prepares the NSO Staff members, NATO and partner countries’ officers and NCOs to teach in an academic environment according to NATO ACT education and training directives. As part of the NATO NCO Professional development the Department is obligated to train the trainers making the NCOs able to instruct specific topics on NATO and the emerging NATO NCO Corps.
  • The goal of the NCOPD is to complement the national training with useful knowledge and skills they should use within the international environment. The most important goal is to shape the attitude to become a better international NCO enhancing the interoperability of the Alliance.

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PROT

PROT

Protection Department

The Protection (PROT) Department supports the Alliance through military education and individual training at the operational level to prevent, protect, and recovery of Allies’ population, territory, and forces from CBRN/WMD events in addition to environmental and force protection threats during crisis response operations by offering courses in four subject areas. Courses in these areas support ACT requirements, SACEUR´s priorities and NATO Operations:

  • CBRN Defence focus is on full spectrum of non-proliferation activities, policy and planning to instruction in manual and automated warning and reporting procedures;
  • Nuclear Policy, Surety Management, & Operations instruction is the Alliance’s credible nuclear deterrent posture in areas of political and military policy, stockpile surety management processes, and crisis response operations;
  • Force Protection is to understand the concepts, requirements, and ACO Tactical Evaluation criterion in a combined and joint operational context to minimize the vulnerability of personnel, facilities, material, operations, and activities from threats and hazards;
  • Environmental protection is to comprehend the integration of environmental laws and regulations with operational level planning during NATO-led military activities in order to assess and mitigate environmental risks.

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SET

SET

Standards, Evaluation and Training Department

The Standards, Evaluation and Training (SET) Department prepares NSO and other NATO personnel in their Education and Training roles by providing a series of tailored courses to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of instructors, instructional designers and standards personnel. The courses address:

  • The roles, responsibilities, and products involved in the Global Programming framework;
  • The ACT Quality Assurance Program and the development of institutional activities focused on continuous improvement;
  • The skills required to design, develop, and deliver efficient, quality education and individual training.

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