(NSOF-501) ADL NATO SOF Introduction to Human Network Analysis and Support to Targeting (HNAT)


ADL NATO SOF Introduction to Human Network Analysis and Support to Targeting (HNAT) event image

This course will take place online via the NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning (JADL) system.

Details of the ADL course are:

  • The course is 15 academic days from 21 June to 09 July 2021
  • The estimated time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours per day.
  • The course will be taught at the NATO Unclassified level.
  • The course includes as much of the resident course material as possible.  The course will familiarize the graduates with core Human Network Analysis and Support to Targeting (HNAT) concepts.  

The course will be conducted in an eLearning format, meaning that it will consist of:

  • Daily online lessons to be completed at your own pace
  • Interactive online discussion forums that will be monitored by instructors
  • End of module quizzes to assess student learning
  • Weekly Live video discussions.  The video discussions will include participation of the entire class and Instructors/Subject Matter Experts who will be available to answer any questions, elaborate on key points of the lessons, respond to any concerns, etc. Live video sessions will be approximately 90 minutes long depending on the number of questions introduced by students
  • Weekly assignments
  • A final test

Aim: The course will introduce concepts of conducting Human Network Analysis and Support to Targeting (HNAT) activities in support of a NATO Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) All-Source Cell (ASC) or Special Operations Task Group (SOTG).

Prerequisites: The NATO Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) 101 “Introduction to NATO Special Operations” and ADL 046 “NATO Intelligence: An Overview.” The NATO Special Operations Forces Intelligence Course NATO ETOC: SOF-SO-25635, (or national equivalent) is not a pre-requisite, but is recommended to be completed prior to taking the NATO SOF Human Network Analysis Course (HNAC).

Students must have a NATO JADL account to take this course.  It is recommended you sign up for a JADL account as soon as you are enrolled in the course.  Please visit https://jadl.act.nato.int/ to register for an account.  You may register with an official military/government email or a commercial email.  Prior to registering with a commercial email address, please contact the Course Director for additional instructions.

This course has a computer heavy curriculum.

In addition to a 3322 in English language skill, students should be comfortable speaking English in front of groups to participate in this course.

Previous Classes
  • NSOF-501-A-2020-21