The design phase of CBRN training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

The purpose of the design phase is to both develop a training strategy and detail the learning activities and environment necessary to ensure that the learning objectives defined are achieved efficiently and effectively. The current epidemic situation forces the use of new training solutions, especially those ensuring safety. Remote learning is a natural choice, ensuring … Read moreThe design phase of CBRN training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

Training scenario design to employ the Proteus effect

The EU-SENSE project assumes conducting training sessions on the use of a novel device for detection and identification of chemical hazards. In the time of COVID-19, such a training can be digitally enhanced, or can even replace exercises in the real field, depending on a situation. In such circumstances, the design of the training scenario … Read moreTraining scenario design to employ the Proteus effect

Analysis as the foundation of a training program on the basis of ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

The analysis phase is required in any training program. It may be performed through asking the detailed questions; for instance, who must be trained, what must be trained, when and where the training will take place, and how the training can be accomplished. First of all, essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes must be identified. All … Read moreAnalysis as the foundation of a training program on the basis of ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

Relevant definitions concerning didactic activities

Relevant definitions concerning didactic activities are described in the ATP-3.8.1 Vol III[i]. The definitions were presented in Military Committee (MC) 458/1[ii]. Education. Education is treated as the permanent process to impart general knowledge through formal and informal study to influence individuals to accept their commitments to general military attitudes. It is achieved through teaching methodologies, … Read moreRelevant definitions concerning didactic activities

Systems approach to CBRN defence training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol. III

ATP-3.8.1 Vol. III is a NATO/Partnership for Peace unclassified publication concerning military education, training, and evaluation standards. The agreement of NATO nations to use this publication is recorded in STANAG 2520. According to this doctrinal document, the CBRN defence training should be developed, conducted and evaluated at all levels using the “systems approach to training” … Read moreSystems approach to CBRN defence training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol. III

Get ready for unexpected CBRN incidents and engage different stakeholders

The dynamics of terrorism indicate that a quantitative decline in terrorist attacks recorded since 2013 does not prove the effectiveness of the methods used under the global war on terrorism. It should also be emphasized that even though CBRN terrorism is a relatively rare phenomenon, terrorist groups that decide to use this type of means … Read moreGet ready for unexpected CBRN incidents and engage different stakeholders

The CBRN security paradigm & terrorism

In the face of terrorism threats, the training on CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) disaster preparedness gains attention not only scholars, but also decision-makers. It is a common misconception that CBRN terrorism is a niche phenomenon and that it is unjustified to engage serious resources and training to minimize the effects of potential use of … Read moreThe CBRN security paradigm & terrorism

The CBRN defence training conducted in a digital environment supports sustainability

E-learning platforms, social media tools, virtual reality platforms, 3D devices, or even videos recorded in virtual worlds can help teachers or instructors to design activities based on learning by doing or learning from mistakes. They also enable learners to participate in different interdisciplinary topics. For this reason, the CBRN defence training in detection of hazardous … Read moreThe CBRN defence training conducted in a digital environment supports sustainability

Individual and collective CBRN defence training

According to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III, there are two distinctive forms of the CBRN defence training: individual and collective. a. Individual training. Individual training prepares an individual military member to perform specified military tasks either in a centralised military training organisation or in a military unit/HQ. It encompasses procedural drills and repeated practical application of doctrines, … Read moreIndividual and collective CBRN defence training

The CBRN defense training curriculum

In context of CBRN defense, it should be noted that commanders have the responsibility to ensure that the forces are capable of surviving and continuing operations, when faced with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) hazards. But the successful CBRN defense depends on a strong, up-to-date training with a well-design programme for CBRN  specialists, commanders, … Read moreThe CBRN defense training curriculum