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Last Date Updated15/Jul/2022 8:55
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineSpecial Operations (SOF)
AreaSpecial Operations (SO)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeSOF-SO-21824
Course TitleIntroduction to NATO Special Operations Course (INSOC)
ETF Course CodeN3-142
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionTo provide students with foundational knowledge of the key doctrinal elements, principles of employment, organization, command relationship and current considerations for NATO Special Forces and Special Operations.
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. ROLE OF NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS: Given a set of parameters, the student will describe the characteristics, purpose, and mission sets of NATO special operations IAW references. 2. NATO SOF TASKS: Given a set of parameters, the student will summarize the principal tasks assigned to NATO SOF, to include special air and special maritime operations, and how they complement conventional operations IAW references. 3. NATO SOF EMPLOYMENT AND INTEGRATION: Given a set of parameters, the students will explain the policy authorizing special operations in NATO, the employment criteria and considerations, operational geometry and supported – supporting relationships. 4. NATO SOF COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2): Given a set of parameters, the student will explain the NATO political and strategic command and control organization and how special operations are integrated into the NATO command and control structure. 5. Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Command Liaison and Special Elements: Given a set of parameters,the student will describe the roles and functions of SOCC command and liaison elements deployed throughout the joint force/combined joint task force organization, IAW references. 6. Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) within the Joint Forces Structure: Given a set of parameters, the student will summarize the SOCC's role within the JFHQ IAW references.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from09/Mar/2015
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.775

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

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