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Militære operationer, Advanced A modul


Militære operationer, Advanced A modul 

Militære operationer, Advanced A modul 

Warfare at the Military-Strategic and Operational Level

The aim of this learning module is to give the student knowledge about recent, present and future military operations at theatre-strategic and operational levels where further application of concepts and theories from Military Operations Basic will develop skills in conducting case studies of selected operational concepts.
With a solid foundation in recent operational art, the student will have the competencies necessary to critique, contemplate and assess new operational concepts for joint warfare and to drive the development of the military doctrines, technologies and organisations of the future.

• Passed Master of Military Studies (MMS), Military Operations Basic Module (MO Basic).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this module the student will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and competencies.

• Gain insight into selected Western operational concepts for joint and combined warfare from the 1980s to the present
• Acquire understanding of the historical development of concepts for joint operations
• Gain insight into the most important Western wars from the end of the Cold War to the present through the testing of selected operational concepts, and
• Acquire understanding of selected future challenges to Western military operations that present and future operational concepts will have to confront.

• Critique, reflect on, assess and choose from various theories and concepts to analyse civil-military relations’ effects on the planning and execution of concrete military operations
• Apply general military-strategic concepts for warfare and military operations to explain the use of the military instrument of power based on historical cases
• Apply acquired knowledge about the military-strategic context to explain the framework conditions for military operations based on historical cases
• Assess and choose among military command and control theories in order to analyse an existing military organisation’s command structure and its conduct of military operations in a concrete case
• Critique and discuss the basic concepts of joint operations.
• Critique, reflect on, assess and select among predominant theories and models with a view to analysing and elucidating military innovation or lack thereof
• Apply knowledge about competing strategic paradigms to critique, reflect on, and assess the premises and reasoning behind various theories and concepts
• Using the skills described above critique, reflect on and assess actual operational concepts

• Critique, reflect on and assess new operational concepts
• Assess the need to develop future military doctrines, technologies and organisations as well as contribute to and lead their development
• Participate in professional and cross-professional collaboration at the operational and military-strategic levels, and thus make a professional impact by providing expert military advice to decision-makers at the strategic and political level
• Assume responsibility for own professional development, and
• Participate effectively in professional debates within the subject matter areas covered by the module

The module is based on three presence modules answering the following questions about how innovating military organizations learn to win war: 1) how have militaries innovated in conventional operations?; 2) how have militaries innovated in unconventional operations?; and 3) how are militaries innovating today with respect to future operations?

The content may include topics such as operational concepts and operational doctrine, developing doctrine / concepts, the Joint Task Force and Joint Functions, civil-military relations and organizational innovation.

Learning Activities and Work Load
The learning activities are mainly conducted in English and Danish and the curriculum is predominantly in English.

The learning activities combine self-study of the curriculum, online activities, presence modules including lectures and group discussions as well as written assignments including exam paper.

The module is conducted between 3 October 2019 and 15 January 2020. The module has three presence modules:

• From 30 October 2019 to 1 November 2019, Fredericia
• From 20 November 2019 to 22 November 2019, Svanemøllen Kaserne
• From 4 December 2019 to 6 December 2019, Svanemøllen Kaserne

The work load is set as 5 ECTS-points with each ECTS-point comprising approximately 27.5 hours, i.e. approximately 137.5 hours altogether. Approximately two ETCS-points are allocated to the presence modules and approximately two ETCS-points are allocated to curriculum, midterm paper(s) and various other learning activities. Approximately one ECTS-point is allocated to writing the exam paper.

Type: Individual written exam paper of 8-10 normal pages of 2,400 characters incl. spaces.
Language: English or Danish
Grading: The Danish seven-step scale
Censorship: External
Deadline: 22 January 2020

If grading results in a grade below 02 (NIL TWO) the student has not passed and is required to retake the exam. The student is required to hand in a new written exam paper in Danish for grading by external censorship on the Danish seven-step scale. The deadline for re-exam paper is normally four weeks from the time the previous grading is forwarded, but the exact deadline is set taking the students regular job and work load into consideration. The student has a total of three attempts to pass the module exam.

Additional Remarks

Sidst opdateret 25-09-2019 - kl. 13:47

Date of release

May 2019


Students attending the MMS and other qualified participants

Number of Participants

Min 16 - max 56

Educational level

Level 7 within the Danish Framework for Life Long Learning


5 ECTS-point


10(/15) Weeks
Part Time

Module Date

Start: 3rd of October 2019
End: 15th of January 2020


In accordance with or-dinary procedures for MMS.


Royal Danish Defence College
Ryvangs Allé 1
2100 Kbh. Ø

Course Director

Thomas Crosbie
Institute for Military Operations, Centre for Joint Operations
Royal Danish Defence College
E-mail: thcr@fak.dk
Tlf.: +45 2899 2164

Course Advisor

Cdr. Claus Smith Rasmussen
MMS section
Royal Danish Defence College
E-mail: clra@fak.dk


Admin Office
Royal Danish Defence College
Sascha Hedberg
E-mail: studiekon-tor@fak.dk
Tlf.: +45 2555 2204


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