S5-54 NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course
By having completed this course the graduates are able 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).
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Under the leadership of the lead facilitator and supported by a group of component liaison officers and functional area subject matter experts, this demanding and dynamic two-week course simulates a joint operational-level planning group. The curriculum is comprised of multiple short lectures, followed by practical exercises in sub-syndicates and back-briefs in syndicates (25% - 75%). Both weeks culminate in formal briefs to a senior mentor who performs the role of a joint commander.
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