UNTAC 2016 COMPLETED

UNITED NATIONS TACTICAL COURSE 2016 (UNTAC)

The two week long annual UNTAC is now successfully been completed. Seventy participants from thirteen different nations were trained and tutored by international experienced instructors.

Photo: SWEDINT
Photo: SWEDINT
Photo: SWEDINT

UNTAC prepares non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and officers at platoon level for primary infantry tasks in a UN led Peacekeeping Operation (PKO). The course primarily provides an opportunity for “boots on the ground” training including realistic and mission-like field exercises in a multinational environment.   

The UNTAC team aims for a course that allows all participants to reach their full potential of understanding, how to act in a PK operations on tactical level, which includes obtaining a basic knowledge of the UN system, to experience and learn from other mission challenges, to comply with the expected values of the UN, to develop and improve hands-on skills with an emphasis being on UN PKO tactics and techniques. To reach those aims a high level of realism features in our training, which includes employing Swedish military veterans and actors as role-players. The students are encouraged to participate actively and exchange their opinions amongst the participants and instructors.

In addition a participant will experience to train with a multi-national unit; the dynamics of cultural diversity and the complexities that surround it.

UNTAC main reference is the United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM).

UNTAC 2016 participants were represented by: Georgia, Germany, Finland, Japan, Nigeria, Moldova, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Zambia

UNTAC 2016 instructors were represented by: Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland

If you have questions please contact Captain Carl Hoff, UNTAC Chief Instructor (swedint@mil.se)