C-IED Staff Officer Course 20.2
From 22-26 June 2020 the C-IED Staff Officers Course (CSOC) 20.2 was conducted in the C-IED COE in Madrid. With participants of five NATO nations, from organizations of Navy, Army, Civil Guards and National Police as well, there was a lot of experience in the class. Having representatives from these nations and organizations in the course was a great benefit. From an other point of view, having students from national tactical levels to a SHAPE representative gave us the opportunity to establish a very active and interactive picture of the audience throughout the whole course, discussions and change of information were as interesting as ever. The C-IED COE wants to emphazise that the C-IED Staff Officer Course is NOT intended for army personnel exclusively. The C-IED COE wants to promote this course to all joint and interagency organizations, for the joint and interagency approach will benefit both the students and the course itself.
3rd NATO STO SCI-321Meeting via VTC
C-IED COE participated to 3rd meeting of NATO SCI-321 RTG via VTC on 17-18 June 2020. During the VTC meeting, the demonstration and trial event was decided to be conducted from 26-30 October 2020 at ATLAS Flight Test Center in Jaen/Spain), with three prior days for preparations from 21-23 October 2020. A Visitors’ Day planned on 29th of October 2020.
NATO Operations Planner’s PSYOPS Course
The attendance to the NATO Operations Planner’s PSYOPS Course at the NATO School past March has been an excellent experience. Being divided into two phases (lectures and syndicate works), the contents and the information shared during the two-weeks course has been enriched by personal experiences, creating controversial debates, due to the attendants’ backgrounds.
For a SME of the COE, it has been a positive participation when working with other military personnel in international environment whose procedures are also NATO or similar. The interaction of ideas as well as the professionalism of all of them caused a very useful collaboration, especially to develop the phases of the COPD in the chosen scenario. It has been beneficial to collaborate in the syndicates, being able to contribute with an intelligence officer’s approach to develop the PSYOPS campaign.
3rd JDEAL Special Training Course on MEDEX
From 9 to 13 March 2020, the C-IED CoE attended the 3rd JDEAL Special Training Course on Media Exploitation (MEDEX) in Soesterberg, The Netherlands. The training was held at the Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) premises and consisted of a complete 5-day course focuses on extraction, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data during forensic research on mobile equipment. The C-IED CoE attendees will apply the knowledge and experience obtained during this course to adjust and improve future DOMEX courses planned at COE in a near future.
JEADL Basic Training Course
C-IED COE attended to “24th JDEAL Basic Training Course (JBTC)” in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, from 10-20 February 2020 which was organized by The Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL), within its courses calendar.
The Basic training Course is to certify single national appointed and already qualified personnel to operate in a JDEAL Deployable Capability (JDC) according to their acquired functionalities.
The course is not to qualify on single functionalities (e.g. DOMEX, FOREX, etc.) but is to render attendees available to work as a Level 2 Exploitation Laboratory Crew, contributing with their already acquired knowledge and specializations. To do so, the Course focuses on the ability to run JDCs specific equipment applying JDEAL Standing Operating Procedures (SOP), understanding the role and interactions of each operator in-between the Laboratory, applying the whole Level 2 chain of Technical Exploitation and Analysis.
Additionally, all personnel will be trained on common Laboratory productions as: safe and security; initiate, fill-inn and validate Reports; photography of DMAT; initiate and/or continue the chain of custody.