NATO SFA COE representatives (Doctrine Development and
Doctrine Branch & Concept Development & Experimentation Branch)
lectured during the “Operational Planning Module” for the Joint Services Staff
Institute, held on the 13th of April 2023 in Rome at the Italian Centre for
Higher Defence Studies.
The NATO SFA COE Presentations within the “Operational
Planning Module” were aimed at allowing participants to effectively understand
the SFA framework. They covered the vision and mission of the SFA in “assisting
a HN in developing a sustainable capability, enabling Security Local Forces to
act against threats to building stability and security” as well as the role of
the SFA planning process in supporting the Operational Framework during the Comprehensive
Operations Planning Process.
The lectures emphasised the importance for the SFA to provide
a methodical approach starting from Phase 3 “Operational Estimate” throughout
the entire planning process up to Phase 6 “Transition”.