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Last Date Updated21/Oct/2022 8:16
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineOperations Planning, Assessment and AltA (JPL)
AreaOperational Planning (OP)
Depth of knowledge Level300 - Advance
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeJPL-OP-3555
Course TitleNATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course
ETF Course CodeS5-54
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionPrepare students to contribute to NATO’s operations planning process, either as an operational-level or functional-area planner, while serving within a joint operational-level headquarters, applying the principles of the Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD).
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. Understand NATO's OPP System: Given references, students will be able to describe the main characteristics of NATO’s operations planning system in accordance with MC 133/4. 2. Understand NATO's OPP Strategic Environment: Following initial notice of an international crisis, students will be able to appraise the nature of the situation in order to contribute to the appreciation of the strategic environment in accordance with NATO’s comprehensive approach. 3. Demonstrate the Principles of Operational Art within the COPD: Applying the principles of operational art, students will be able to analyse a crisis in order to define the operational-level problem and determine the necessary operational conditions to be achieved. 4. Prepare and Analyze Courses of Action: Given references, students will be able to design and compare multiple courses of action, justifying a final recommendation in accordance with commander’s guidance. 5. Describe Remaining Phases of NOPP: Given references, students will be able to describe the main characteristics of phases 4-6 of NATO’s operations planning process.
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Structure of the CourseResident (2 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)10.0

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceS: By Invitation only to students eligible in the POI
ePrime Reference NumberACT.436

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)1100.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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