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Last Date Updated01/Aug/2023 9:02
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 (COPC)
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.

Aim of the CoursePrepare operational level planners to contribute to the NATO operations planning process and techniques; either as an operational-level or functional-area planner, prior to, or if necessary, while serving within a joint operational-level headquarters, at a Component Command, the NFS GRF-HQs or ARF nominated HQs, applying the principles of the COPD.
Performance Objectives
No.Performance Objective (Performance Statement)Task Performance Statement (TRA)
1 Apply NATO’s Operational Planning Process (OPP) to a crisis situation.
2 Analyze the mission using COPD processes, procedures and techniques
3 Develop a COA for an operational estimate
4 Develop an OPLAN for execution and transition

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Structure of the CourseResident (2 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2028
Course Duration (in days)10.0

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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Annual Average of Attendance last 5 years600

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