In April 2019 the Mountain Warfare Centre of Excellence was tasked by the Military Committee Land Standardization Board (MCLSB) with a Standardization Task and granted the custodianship of the development of Mountain Warfare Allied Tactical Publication 114 (MW ATP-114).
Based on this task as a substantial launch of this project, the NATO MW COE organized and conducted the first Fact Finding Workshop.
The workshop took place from 25 to 28 November 2019 in Poljče, Slovenia. We are pleased to note that the workshop was attended by 18 subject matter experts (SMEs) from 8 allied nations (Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania and Slovenia) and a partner nation (Austria), and members of the MW COE.
The objective of the MW ATP-114 is to enhance interoperability in NATO-led multinational mountain operations, so the standard itself should represent the common basis for tactical planning, execution and assessment of tactical activities in the MW domain. It will also serve as guidance to national tactical manuals in MW.
As a result of the Fact Finding Workshop the common substance of the MW ATP-114 was developed and agreed by all the participating SMEs. Consensus was also achieved on the document’s structure (table of contents at chapter level).
The next writing session is planned for 11-15 May 2020.