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					                    NATO SCHOOL: Global Leader in Multinational Military
                            Education and Individual Training


        N3-19 NATO INFORMATION OPERATIONS COURSE
The aim of this course is to educate and train students from national or NATO
commands with an introduction on NATO policy, doctrine, and concepts on Info
Ops in support of military operations.

Course Length:             2 weeks

Offerings per year:        3

Class Size:                80 max / 30 min

Security Clearance:        NATO SECRET

Rank Limitation:           Military Officers (OF-2 to OF-5), Senior Non-
                           Commissioned Officers (OR-7 to OR-9) or civilian
                           equivalents

Prerequisites:

   a) Language proficiency: English IAW STANAG 6001 3333

   b) Knowledge of ACO Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive,
      Operational Planning.


Course Objectives:

At course completion, students should:

      Be able to describe the NATO policy and concepts of Info Ops and how it
       is supported by military functions.

      Possess a basic understanding of cultural and historical awareness,
       anthropology, psychology and sociology in general. They will be able to
       adopt this knowledge into the Info Ops contribution of the Comprehensive
       Operational Planning Process, Execution and Assessment.

      Be able to explain the relationship that Info Ops has with major military
       functions and capabilities like StratCom, Public Affairs, Media Ops, Social
       Media, PSYOPS, OPSEC, EW, MILDEC, CNO, Key Leader Engagement,
       CIMIC, and Targeting.
   Be able to explain how the coordination of military information activities
    and the synchronization of effects are organized at the Joint Force level
    and integrated in operational level planning according to ACO COPD.

   Possess a basic understanding of the measurement and assessment of
    effects (MOP, MOE, impact indicators, threshold) of military activities
    aimed at all aspects within the Info Ops activity areas.

   Based on the ZORAN SEA Scenario, be able to practice Info Ops
    planning input to the Comprehensive Operational Planning Process.

   Be able to understand Info Ops related deficiencies, opportunities and
    requirements from selected historical and real world operations.

				
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