The following Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) courses have been developed by NATO School together with International Relations Security Network (ISN), Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). You can find our online courses at

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ADL Courses as Prerequisite for Resident course:Following courses are a prerequisit for NATO School’s resident courses:

 NATO Rules of EngagementProvide a basic knowledge on NATO Rules of Engagement. To offer the interested course participant a general overview on the problematic of NATO’s ROE. NSO Resident Course: M5-34 Legal Advisors Course

 NATO Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) – An OverviewNATO Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) After successfully finishing the Advanced Distributed Learning module on NATO’S Civil Emergency Planning, you will be able to: Describe the origins and roles of CEP; Identify the responsibilities of CEP; Explain the organisation of CEP; Identify the Planning Boards and Committees; Describe the tools, processes, and procedures used by CEP to accomplish its responsibilities.NSO Resident Course: M9-59 Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) Course

  Introduction to NATO Schhool Logistics and Movement Operational Planning CourseThis course is re-ahead package for the NATO School resident course: Logistics and Movement Operational Planning Course.It will prepare operational planners to attend the NATO School course, and to actively participate in the syndicate scenarios. NSO Resident Course: P4-92 Movement and Logistics Operational Planning Course (MLOPC)

Fundamentals of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) DefenceThis course discusses the history of chemical and biological warfare; the characteristics and effects of various nuclear and radiological weapons and biological agents; the general WMD threat; and nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) risks to NATO. The course was developed by the NATO School, Oberammergau (NSO), Germany.NSO Resident Course: M3-70 NATO NBC Defense Orientation Course

  CIMIC Overview for NATO SchoolThis course looks at the place of civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) within NATO operations; the principles of CIMIC; the operational environment and the application of CIMIC; the management of civil resources; the organization and command and control of CIMIC forces; CIMIC responsibilities and operational CIMIC tasks; CIMIC planning; and the role of civilian organizations.NSO Resident Course: M9-57 NATO CIMIC Staff Course

Introduction to NATO for TACEVALThis course will provide the soldier on the one hand a general overview on NATO. Furthermore it familiarise potential officer and NCO logistics support evaluators with the criteria and guidelines for the conduct of Tactical Evaluations (TACEVAL) in ACO, in order to prepare them for their assignments.NSO Resident Course: N3-24 ACO Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) Course for Land Forces; N3-25 ACO GBAD Operations TACEVAL Evaluator Course; N4-26 ACO Air Logistics TACEVAL Evaluator Course; N3-27 ACO TACEVAL Force Protection Evaluator Course; N3-28 ACO Air and Air Surveillance and Control Systems (ASACS) Operations TACEVAL Evaluator Course 

  Introduction to Maritime OperationsThis course is organized into units, each one covering a separate topic and area. The units are: Naval Operations and Concepts; Maritime Command and Control; Naval Warfare Focus Areas; NATO Maritime Operations; Zoran Sea Exercise. The fifth unit provides setup information for the Zoran Sea Exercise.NSO Resident Course: NA

  Introduction to Medical Intelligence (MEDINT)Medical Intelligence training is aimed at staff personnel or those assigned into future billets as NATO medical staff officers on strategic, operational or tactical level. It provides a basic MEDINT foundation and is designed to prepare personnel for more in-depth training at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), Germany. NSO Resident Course: M9-87 NATO Medical Intelligence Course Introduction to NATOThis course provides an introduction to NATO's structures, policies and operations, as well as an overview of current issues facing NATO. It was collaboratively designed by several training and educational institutes and then converted into the PfP Learning Management System with the cooperation of three development teams. NSO Resident Course: M5-32 NATO Staff Orientation Course; M5-33 NATO Senior NCO Orientation Course; N5-31 NATO Senior Officer Policy Course

  Introduction to Satellite OperationsThis course examines a range of issues relevant to satellite operations including the laws and principals that govern a satellite's motion in space; the different kinds of orbit and the reasons why orbits work the way they do; and the advantages and disadvantages of each orbit type.NSO Resident Course: N3-01 NATO Space Operational Planning Course 

 Multinational Crisis ManagementThe purpose of the Multinational Crisis Management Course is to introduce the concept of Crisis Management, NATO Crisis Management Process (Organization, Systems and Procedures), and NATO's Cooperation and Partnership with International Organizations and Non-NATO Nations.NSO Resident Course: M3-52 NATO Crisis Management Course  

 NATO Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS)This read-ahead module highlights the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) course, Major Incident Medical Management and Support: The Practical Approach at the Scene. This module is meant as a preparatory guide and not as a replacement for the in-residence MIMMS course.NSO Resident Course: M9-88 Major Incident Medical Management and Support Course (MIMMS)  

 NATO Partner Joint Medical Planners Course (JMPC)JMPC training is aimed at beginning-level medical planners or those assigned to future billets as NATO medical planners on the more tactical or operational levels. It provides basic planning tools and is designed to prepare personnel for the more in-depth JMPC training at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), Germany. NSO Resident Course: M9-85 Joint Medical Planner Course  

 NATO Partner Senior Medical Staff Officers Course (SMSOC) ModuleSMSOC training is aimed at senior-level medical planners or those assigned to future posts as NATO Medical Advisors at the tactical or operational level. It provides basic planning tools and is designed to prepare personnel for more in-depth SMSOC training at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), Germany. NSO Resident Course: M9-86 Senior Medical Staff Officer Course  

 NATO's Reserve ForcesThis module offers links, documents and explanations to help students understand the role of reserve officers in the NATO structure as well as to understand the various roles, missions and doctrines of reserve forces throughout the Alliance. It serves as the first phase of training in a two-phase course. The second phase of training is held at the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), Germany.NSO Resident Course: P5-39 NATO Reserve Forces Integration Course 

 NATO Space SupportThe NATO Space Support course encompasses all activities associated with the "care and feeding" of satellites. The course discusses in detail the four areas of space support outlined in the Allied Joint Publication as well as spacelift operations, satellite operations, space surveillance and the space environment. NSO Resident Course: N3-01 NATO Space Operational Planning Course

  Orientation to Arms Control and Arms Control AgreementsThis course provides a general overview of arms control and arms control agreements. It introduces in the arms control process and explains the practical use of arms control and arms control agreements in a case study. Additionally the course is used as a pre-learning module for NATO School’s Arms Control Course Programme. NSO Resident Course: M5-61 Arms Control Counter Non-Proliferation Course; M5-62 Arms Control Implementation Orientation Course 

 Defence against Terrorism - A Challenge for NATO and the International Community (v.2.0)This course provides an overview of the problematic study field of terrorism and its defence. The course aims to give a broad overview and start the academic discussion about this topic. Additionally, NATO School students are engaged to use the course as preparation for the one-week resident class (NATO Defence Against Terrorism) in order to broaden their background knowledge and to benefit more from the distinguished guest speakers and panel discussions. NSO Resident Course: M5-66 NATO Defense against Terrorism Course 

 NATO Peace Support Operations The NATO Peace Support Operations (PSO) course provides an orientation to NATO – led PSO, primarily at the operational level.The course also will be used for the VIKING Exercise.NSO Resident Course: M3-50 NATO Peace Support Operations Course  

 Introduction to NATO CBRN Warning & Reporting SystemThis course offers NATO School students and any other interested persons an overview into the manual operational procedures in the NATO CBRN warning and reporting system. NSO Resident Course: P3-71 NATO CBRN Warning and Reporting System - Manual Procedures Course 

  Introduction to NATO Conventional Targeting (v3.0)This course will prepare the students of the NATO Conventional Targeting Course (N3-17) to attend the NATO School course, which familiarize NATO and invited nations’ students with the Joint/Combined/Coalition force applications and targeting cycle. The focus of the ADL course will be an introduction to the Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (JIPB) as well as an overview on the COMCJTF'S Initial Intent and Targeting Guidance. Furthermore it will prepare students for syndicate work by providing you with the scenario overview of the Zoran Sea Crisis and with the military guidelines for the scenario. NSO Resident Course: N3-17 NATO Conventional Targeting Course

 ADL 145 Introduction to COIN

To provide a basic knowledge on Counterinsurgency, to offer NATO School and any other interested audience a general overview on the problematic COIN. Additionally the course is providinng a short overview on the historical development of COIN and is focusing on different areas and missions where COIN was established, based on case studiesNSO Resident Course: N2-00 ISAF COIN Intelligence Course; M2-119 COIN Intelligence Preparation of the Operating Environment[IPOE Course]

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Stand Alone ADL Course:

NATO School ADL Office has developed 9 stand alone ADL Courses, more will follow throughout the year and on request. The Combating Trafficking in Human Beings ADL Courses can be also seen as a subsididite for class room instruction.

  Introduction to NATO Contracting 110This course provides an introduction to NATO Contracting, by introducing planning mission support strategies as well as market research. Furthermore, it offers on overview on the Bi-Strategic Command Directive 60-70, and discusses different methods of acquisition and types of contracts. The course concludes with a chapter on competition and acquisition plan development. 

  NATO Procurement and Contracting 120The NATO Procurement and Contracting 120 is the second course of NATO ADL course series on procurement and contracting. It introduces into the basics of NATO Procurement and contracting especially focusing on contracts and contract handling.NPC 120, Intermediate Contracting consists of five lessons: Basics of Contract Law, Source Selection Processes, Contract Award Committee Procedures, Contract Management and the Quality Assurance Program.

  NATO Procurement and Contracting 230The NATO Procurement and Contracting 230 Course, is the third course of NATO ADL course series on procurement and contracting. It introduces into the basics of NATO Procurement and contracting especially focusing on contracts and contract handling. NPC 230 consists for five lessons: Strategic Sourcing; Solicitation Procedures; Source Selection Process and Procedures; Price Analysis, Cost Analysis and Cost Realism; Managing Contract Risk.

NATO Procurement and Contracting 230

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  NATO ACO Purchase CardThis course describes the Purchase Card and the various roles and responsibilities associated with the program. Furthermore it identifies the rules for account maintenance and introduces to the controls and procedures for the Allied Command Operations Purchase Card (APC) program and the sources that satisfy the requirements. Additionally it describes the process, procedures and restrictions on unauthorized use of APC. Finally it identifies purchase card disputes process, and the dispute procedures and shows the efficiencies and benefits of using the APC. 

  Public Affairs for Peace Support Operations This is a course for Training and Education for Peace Support Operations – TEPSO.The course was created by the ADL Co-lab Hub in Alexandria, Virginia, USA for the Training and Education for Peace Support Operations Working Group (TEPSO WG).

 Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (v2.0 - new - 2013)This course introduces the widespread problem of trafficking in human beings (THB) and examines the options available to combat this crime. It also introduces the NATO policy on combating trafficking in human beings and the impact of THB on NATO-led operations. The course was developed by NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the ISN, in collaboration with the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes.

 Human Trafficking: Causes, Consequences, Counter-StrategiesThis course examines a pressing contemporary security problem: human trafficking. It distinguishes between various types of human trafficking; provides an overview of the history of human trafficking and counter-strategies; discusses the causes and consequences of human trafficking; and critically assesses the achievements of counter-strategies devised and implemented by governments, international organizations, and private actors. NATO/Partner Operational Staff Officers ModuleThe NATO/Partner Operational Staff Officers Module prepares NATO and partner officers to function at NATO-led, multinational headquarters conducting peace support operations. 

  NATO RRT - Expert Training The Rapid Reaction Team (RRT) learning module is intended to prepare NATO civil experts for possible deployment away from their normal places of business to provide expertise on behalf of NATO. National and military planners may also be asked to augment a Rapid Reaction Team and would benefit from reviewing this material. The course should take about one hour and it will present the important aspects of the RRT concept and handbook. This introductory session is intended to give you an initial orientation to the RRT and it will facilitate you as you review the RRT handbook in its entirety.

  AFPAK (Afghanistan – Pakistan)14 Modules produced* for NATO School EITP Department on topics related to Afghanistan and Pakistan*This course was not produced by NATO School ADL Office.

Coming online in 2013:

• NATO Procurement and Contracting 240;• Introduction to NATO Information Management;

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