In order to better assess the current resilience level of Alliance members against a full range of threats, the JAPCC has published the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook in January 2023. This assessment takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating both civilian infrastructure and military installations, allowing organizations to identify their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to address any identified shortcomings.
Designed for those responsible for contingency planning and evaluation, the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook provides a valuable resource for nations to formulate a comprehensive response. The accompanying ‘Introduction to the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook’, provides further detail on the process and how to best utilize the workbook.
The workbook invites you to assess your nation’s resilience by responding to a series of questions. It contains over 100 Issues to Consider (ITC) to prompt your headquarters’ internal evaluation and to consider implementing to improve resilience. Additionally, the questionnaire includes over 300 specific questions to be answered and will form the basis of a JAPCC study. To illustrate the ITCs and questions, the workbook uses a virtual airbase ‘Base X’ and places it in several fictitious scenarios based on existing NATO Force Protection Doctrines and experiences, as well as current developments in the Ukraine, to stimulate your own self-evaluation.
Tasked Agencies are requested to share their findings, including mitigating strategies, via Response Collection Sheet. As the assessment may reveal sensitive shortfalls or identify mitigating actions, the completed questionnaire must be marked and handled as NATO Restricted or higher.
All nations are requested to submit their findings before 1 JUNE 2023. During the third quarter 2023, the JAPCC will evaluate inputs, identify lessons learned, and inform nations of the results via a white paper. Please identify the responsible office and point of contact to (NS). We are grateful for your support in strengthening the Alliance’s resiliency.