Enrollment/Registration: Please refer to
Registration information below for specific instructions.
Description: The Anti-Terrorism
Officers Course (ATOC) is a certification course for DoD Level II Antiterrorism
Officer (ATO) training. Graduates of ATOC will be ATII-certified and can
perform the function of Antiterrorism Officers IAW DoDI 2000.16, DoD
Antiterrorism Standards. AT will be addressed focusing on a basic knowledge of
the motivation, organization, techniques, operational capabilities, and threat
posed by terrorist groups. Strong emphasis is placed on individual protective
measures that can be used to minimize the threat, to include OPSEC
considerations. Students will engage in antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP)
planning, vulnerability assessments, site surveys, and reporting, as well as
familiarization with the technology and techniques associated with AT/FP
duties. Successful completion of the capstone exercise is required for ATII
Target Audience: Military officers (O-1
to O-4), enlisted (E-5 to E-8), and US Government civilian employees designated
by the commander to perform AT/FP duties and other individuals involved in or
supporting AT/FP programs. ATOC is a nominative course. Students are selected
on an individual basis and notified of their selection by the course director.
Selections are made 4 weeks prior to the course start date.
Registration: To apply for this course
prospective students must first obtain a USAFSOS Blackboard account. To access
Blackboard, copy and paste the following address into your browser's address
(Currently we are unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per
AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.91.) This course requires nomination and approval to
determine eligibility for a course quota.
Note: Class end NLT 15:00 on the last day of
This course is taught
at the SECRET level (or above), you must:
Security Managers must submit a visit request
14-30 days prior to class start date through JPAS (use class acronym
"ATOC" in POC block) to SMO code EE0VFPP56 being sure the student's
personal summary page reflects the proper access to be granted.
that the course acronym
"ATOC" is used in the POC block and that the
student's personal summary page reflects
proper access to attend the course.
NON DOD AGENCIES ARE ALLOWED TO FAX A SECURITY CLEARANCE. JPAS USERS MUST
SEND A VISIT REQUEST VIA JPAS
Fax the individual's clearance on official letterhead to:
Ensure that the course
acronym "ATOC" and inclusive dates are clearly indicated at the top
of the page as the purpose for the visit.
For SECURITY QUESTIONS ONLY, please call:
ATO (Antiterrorism Officer) Perspective
Roles, Responsibilities, and Organization
Security (OPSEC) Considerations
Recognition and Orientation
Specific Data Collection -- Less-Lethal/New Technologies
Note 1: Course length includes 5
days of Dynamics of International Terrorism (DIT) course, which the individual
must attend, even if previously completed.
Note 2: Course extends through 15:00 on the last
day of class. When making departure travel plans, please take into account the
time the course ends. Early departures from class to make flights will not be
Note 3: ATOC FP II is offered 6-8 times a year,
in conjunction with the DIT course.
! = Change
|| N/C = No Change || X =
and locations are subject to change, please verify schedule prior to departing
Updated 8 Sep 2017
FY 2018 Schedule
FY 2019 Schedule (1st Qtr)
To register for courses, please go to the USAFSOS Blackboard site.
To access Blackboard, copy and paste the URL below into browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com
We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.9.1.