CIMIC – CIVIL-MILITARY COOPERATION SPECIALIZATION COURSE

 

AIM

The Civil-Military Cooperation Course is a specialization course that aims at enabling students with the technical and theoretical knowledge necessary in the carrying out of tasks in Civil-Military Cooperation Operations, in Military Staff functions and within NATO/ HQ and National Military Staffs.

 

OBJECTIVES

Understand the framework of Peace Support Operations (PSO), in particular Crisis Response Operations (CRO);

Understand CIMIC policies and doctrines being used in NATO;

Understand the action of International Organizations (IOs), Government Organizations (GOs) and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs);

Understand other roles and functions that interact with CIMIC (Info Ops, Targeting, PsyOps, Public Information, Humint, Civil Matters);

Understand the Portuguese Civil Affairs Doctrine applied during the Portuguese Colonial War, in Africa;

Understand the CIMIC contributions in the NATO Military Operations Planning Process (OPP);

Learn about the current CIMIC roles within the Portuguese Armed Forces and NATO’s Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG/NATO);

Apply NATO’s Military Operations Planning in a non-Article 5 situation.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Civil-Military Cooperation Course comprises 1 curricular unit - Civil-Military Cooperation - integrated in the scientific area of Military Operations;

The course is organized in accordance with the European Credits Trading System (ECTS). The total number of credits required to complete the course is 3 ECTS.

 

Study Plan Overview

 

Curse Unit

Scientific Area

Type

Workingload (hours)

ECTS

Remarks

Total

Contact

T

TP

PL

TC

S

E

OT

O

   

Civil-Military Cooperation

OM

Fortnightly

75

26

12

 

 

14

 

2

1

3,0

 

TOTAL

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,0

 

 Legend: T - Theory; TP - Theory and Practise; PL - Practse and Laboratory ; TC - Fieldwork ; S - Seminar ; E - Stage ; OT - Tutorial Guidance ; O - Other 

 

COURSE LENGHT

The course duration is 10 working days and comprises 55 school hours.

 

QUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED BY THE COURSE

A Specialization in Civil-Military Cooperation Diploma is awarded to students who successfully conclude all syllabus units, having achieved 3 ECTS credits.

 

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

The Civil-Military Cooperation Specialization Course may be attended by:

  • Senior officers from any branch of the Armed forces and the Guarda Nacional Republicana (National Republican Guard) and Captains/ First lieutenants qualified with the Field Grade Officers Course;
  • Captains/ First lieutenants that are not qualified with the Field Grade Officers Course may be admitted as an exception;
  • Officers from friendly countries may attend the course, under granted permission by the IESM - Institute for Higher Military Studies’ Director;
  • Civilians belonging to organizations that collaborate with the IESM, under granted permission by the IESM - Institute for Higher Military Studies’ Director.

 

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