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Last Date Updated15/Jul/2022 8:55
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-31378
Course TitleStrategic Operations Planning Course (SOPC)
ETF Course CodeS5-45
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionPrepare NATO and partner officers to serve within a strategic level headquarters as operations planners, applying the Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD) within the framework of a Comprehensive Approach.
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. NATO Operations Planning Process (OPP): Describe the main characteristics of NATO’s Operations Planning Process (OPP) in accordance with the NATO Crisis Response System (NCRS) manual. 2. Strategic Level Problem Analysis: Apply the principles of operational art to understand the strategic level problem and the conditions to be achieved. 3. Instruments of Power: Identify the potential contribution to crisis resolution that military, political, economic and civil instruments of power (comprehensive approach). 4. Create and Evaluate Courses of Action (COA): Design and compare multiple courses of action in order to justify a final recommendation to the NATO political/military level 5. Interactions with the Operational Level of Command: Describe the main characteristics of phase 4 of the operations planning process and the applicable interactions with the operational level of command.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2012
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceS: By Invitation only to students eligible in the POI
ePrime Reference NumberACT.173

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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