Date: 06 Nov – 10 Nov 2023
Status: NATO Approved
Security level: NATO Unclassified
Course Fee: Free
Seats: limited up to 15 participants
Deadline for enrollment: 15 Oct 2023
Deadline for unenrollment: 23 Oct 2023
Venue: To be announced, Rieti, Italy


The aim of this course is to familiarize each participant with NATO Counter WMD doctrine and approaches and provide introduction to NATO Counter WMD activities and planning considerations. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to incorporate counter WMD activities into NATO planning efforts.

Learning Objective:
The course familiarizes with WMD/CBRN threats; National counter WMD (or WMD disablement) doctrine, strategy and policy; and the non-proliferation and counter-proliferation roles and responsibilities of select international organizations. The course further explains NATO’s role in preventing WMD proliferation, its role in counter-proliferation and counter WMD, and the relationship between CBRN defence and counter WMD. The course will provide its participants with an understanding of MC 0635 (“WMD Disablement Functional Concept”); and counter WMD planning considerations in accordance with (IAW) AJP-3.23 (“Counter WMD in Military Operations”). Upon successful completion participants will understand the differences between NATO and national counter WMD activities as outlined in AJP-3.23.

Expected Training Audience:
Planners from NATO Command and Force Structures, national Ministries of Defence, subordinate military headquarters or agencies, as well as counter WMD entities and staff. Attendees should be military officers (OF-3 through OF-5); NCOs (OR-7 through OR-9), or their civilian equivalents.