What is a JPA Competency Certificate and what are NSOs?

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  1. As the title; I've got some chaps needing their "JPA competency certificate" and they need to know what NSOs are (possibly in the context of those group exercises like 'build a bridge using this packet of crisps and a magnifying glass'). I draw a blank on both. New names for old things, or new things, or old things I've just never come across?
  2. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    JPA competencies are exactly what it says on the tin, open JPA and there is a list of your professional quals and courses (ISSC, RNFT etc). NSO's isn't ringing any bells at the moment.
  3. NSOs - NATO Sequence of Orders.
  4. NATO Sequence of Orders:

    Situation, Mission, Execution, Admin, Command and Signal.

    SMEAC if you need to make it into an acronym.
  5. Drop me a PM with your details on and i'll email you a scanned copy of the one's i got on my LRCC.
  6. I'll give that a miss, thanks. I don't want to actually read them; I just needed to know what they were. :)
    The new name/issue for an old thing, it seems.
  7. Orders
    “Standby to receive orders” x3
    1. Prelims
    Seating /Marching
    2. Serial / Situation
    Operational/ Intelligence / Forces
    3. Mission Repeated x2
    4. Execution
    Phase 1Route Out (Navigator)
    Phase 2Actions on target
    Phase 3Route Back
    Phase 4De-brief
    Rules /Constraints / key timings
    5. Support Issues
    Dress /Equipment
    6. Command andCommunications
    Comms / callsigns / frequencies
    Chain of Command
    7. Safety Issues
    8. Questions
    9. Next Serial 007-663

    PracticalLeadership Task Orders

    Think forthe full two minutes.

    “Stand by to receiveorders” x3

    1. Prelims

    Nominate timekeeper

    Site Brief


    2. Serial / Situation

    PracticalLeadership training

    3. Mission Repeated x2

    Read Mission & constraints from card.

    4. Execution

    Phase 1 - Myplan is.. KISS/Clear/confident

    Phase 2 –Any questions Suggestions / amend plan

    Phase 3 – Myfinal plan is… Confirm Understanding

    5. Support Issues

    Dress /Equipment

    6. Command &Communications

    Chain ofCommand (I/C 2IC, 1[SUP]st[/SUP] aid etc)

    7. Safety Issues.

    Lifting /ropes / 1[SUP]st[/SUP] aid kit / phone


    8. Questions

    9. Next Serial

    Prep kit - SMART
    Executeplan Direct – Motivate Evaluate

  8. Makes me glad my niche requires no leadership ability :)

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