Online learning portal for operational planning supports military assisting government with COVID-19

20 April 2020 / Categories: DA News and Events

The Military Knowledge Office (part of Army Division) launched the newly upgraded and digital Operational Planning portal for military planners and other defence professionals supporting the Coronavirus response.

The success of any mission largely depends upon effective planning and implementation. This is being realised in real-time as the world works to prevent the spread and save lives during the Coronavirus pandemic. With the extraordinary demands of the situation, defence is leaning in to provide its years of operational planning expertise to support the government and the NHS as it leads the Coronavirus response. 

This week, the Defence Academy is launching its newly upgraded and digital Operational Planning portal for military planners and other defence professionals supporting the Coronavirus response. This portal is a one-stop repository of training materials, reference documents and useful links for defence decision-making tools and planning. Four additional planning lessons have recently been added, with new lessons coming online the week of 20 April to include Combat Service Support lesson with the 10 principles of logistics drawn from NATO doctrine and the three fundamentals in their applications:

  • sustainability
  • survivability
  • planning

Across defence, course learners of all ranks have responded positively that the course is actively assisting them to better support the NHS.   

With over 4,000 already enrolled on this course since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Defence Academy team continues to review and refresh the Operational Planning portal to reflect changing realities and needs. This course is accessible on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) and is portable device friendly, offering thousands of learning opportunities for anyone with a Defence Gateway log-in. 

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