“That others may live”
The Combat Search and Rescue course will lay the foundation for knowledge and understanding of CSAR Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. The course aims to provide a broad awareness of COMAO CSAR to tactical operators, in order to prepare them to integrate into future operations & exercises.
The CSAR course will briefly review the CSAR doctrine, architecture and the roles of all involved key players, focusing on the planning (Timeline & Com Plan) and execution of COMAO CSAR operations.
Several external speakers will be present to provide specialized expertise. For example: LEGAD and operators with real-world experience.
Students may be required to give a 10-15 minute presentation of their current military role, expertise and platform/aircraft. Emphasis will be placed on CSAR-related assets and roles. Each student will need to have a presentation ready before the start of the first day of the course in the event these are considered to supplement a lecture.
Course syllabus example
|COMMANDER WELCOME/INTRODUCTION TO TLP|
|CSAR COURSE INTRODUCTION – STUDENT INTRODUCTION|
|PR/CSAR 5 TASKS|
|INTEL SUPPORT TO CSAR|
|CSAR MISSION PLANNING AND TIME LINE|
|JPRC/PRCC ORGANIZATION AND TASKS|
|THEATRE-SPECIFIC PR/CSAR DOCUMENTS|
|PLS & PLB|
|ISOP’S REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE|
|ISOP & SERE TRAINING|
|AMC & C2ISR|
|RECOVERY VEHICLES – HELICOPTERS|
|LEGAL ASPECTS OF CSAR|
|COMAO CSAR planning exercise|
Course length and start/finish of course.
5 Days. The course starts on Monday 08:50 and finish Friday at 12:00 local time. Reference the Courses tab (link to calendar) for precise dates.
Course target audience.
The course is aimed at junior aircrew. Military personnel with different backgrounds e.g. CAOC, SOF and INTEL can also benefit from this course. Since this is a basic entry level CSAR course, preference will be given to individuals who have not had the opportunity to attend any formal CSAR training in the past.
The course will run with a minimum of 12 participants of any role/speciality.
If you wish to apply for this course, please read through the academic course application process to understand the requirements & process.
Once your national POC has confirmed your place on the course, no later than two weeks prior to the start of the respective course the individual participants must submit the registration form.
We you receive a positive reply to the TLP registration form please read the academic course joining instructions which can be found HERE!