ACADEMICS – SENIOR DIVISION

TERMS 1, 2, 3

TERM 1 – FOUNDATION

Aim of foundation phase is To begin the habit of developing a mind of understanding on Tri-Service and Multi-national basis and to provide the necessary baseline for the Single Components and Joint Studies Phases

Term 1 highlights:

  • Application of Force
  • International Study
  • Combat Power
  • Government of Ghana
  • Regional Study Tour
  • Command and Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Civil/Military Relations
  • International Law & Ethics
  • Strategy and Policy Study
  • Joint and Combined Doctrine
  • Intelligence
  • Training
  • Staff Duties & Service Writing

TERM 2 – SINGLE SERVICE

The Phase Aim is To develop the professional knowledge deemed necessary by the Army, Navy and Air Faculties for the careers of Army, Navy, Air Force Officers to enable them to take part in the Land, Maritime and Air Components of Joint Operations.

The Phase Endstate is To have developed the skills necessary to successfully plan and direct Land (Maritime/Air operations) and to contribute to the proper management of the Army (Navy/Air Force) in peace time”.

Term 2 highlights:

Air

  • Air Power – Air Operations.
  • Campaign Planning/Estimate.
  • Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • Logistics Package.
  • Exercises.
  • Exercise MOFIAMO.

Navy

  • Sea Power – Maritime Operations.
  • Campaign Planning/Estimate.
  • Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • Logistics Package.
  • Seminars – Target/Operations, Search and Rescue.
  • Exercise MOFIAMO.

Army

  • Brigade & Div level Operations – All Arms Battle.
  • Tactical Estimate.
  • Logistics Package.
  • Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • Tactical Exercise without Troops .
  • Exercise MOFIAMO.

TERM 3 -JOINT OPERATIONS

Phase Aim:  Through the study of Joint, Combined, Multinational and Inter-Agency Operations and Defence Management as a whole, is aimed at developing a mind that is flexible and able to analyze and create a habit of working effectively and harmoniously in a Joint and Combined Environment.

The Phase Endstate is To have developed a mind that is flexible, able to analyse and understand complex issues and enable officers to work effectively with those from other Services and Nations.

Term 3 highlights:

  • Alliances
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operational and Campaign Planning Course
  • Environmental Studies – Africa Tour
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Routine Staff Work
  • Defence Management Course
  • Conflict and crises management course
  • Integrated Peace Support Operations Course
  • Realities of War
  • Exercise NKABOM

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ACADEMIC MODULES

DEFENCE MANAGEMENT COURSE

AIM:
The aim of the module is to expose uniform and civilian personnel working within the security sector to the issues, principles and techniques relevant to improving the governance and management of the defence and security sectors.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of the module are:

  1. To familiarize students with the domestic framework within which security and defence are both managed and delivered.
  2. To enable civil servants and military officers to locate defence within the wider context of national and regional security.
  3. To facilitate among participants an understanding of the need for co-operation and coordination within the Ghanaian security sector and the wider benefits that this approach will deliver.
  4. To familiarize participants with the need for the political direction of defence and methods of its application.
  5. To enable civil servants and military officers to appreciate each other’s roles and the legitimate roles of others within security and defence.
  6. To introduce principles and practices for the effective management of the defence sector.
  7. To demonstrate the relevance of management topics to the participants’ role/position within their respective organisations.
  8. To develop an awareness of the inter-relationship between the various aspects of defence and security management.
  9. To provide participants with a greater understanding of the principles of change management.
  10. To provide participants with the opportunity to apply the strategic management tools to which they have been introduced.

Course participants
The course comprising of GAFCSC students and external participants from various security services and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).  The course is aimed at middle management personnel who will be involved with inter-departmental co-ordination.  Vacancies allocated to external participants are as follows:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Information
  • Ministry of Communication
  • National Security Secretariat
  • Office of the Head of Civil Service
  • BNI
  • Ghana Police Service

CONFLICT AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT COURSE

AIM:
The aim of the course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of conflict and internal crisis management in order that they can work more effectively, efficiently and cohesively.  To achieve this, the course objectives are:

OBJECTIVES:

  • To Develop an understanding of:
    1. Conflict and Crisis Management.
    2. Threats to national safety and security (both natural and man-made).
    3.  Human, Ethical and moral dimensions of conflict and crisis management.
    4.  Key organisations involved in conflict and crisis management.
    5. Conflict and internal crisis management techniques.
  •  Practise conflict and crisis management in simulation exercises.
  • Create and reinforce links between personnel and agencies.
  • Examine opportunities for future joint training and education in conflict and crisis management. Create and develop professional linkages between institutions.

Course Participants
The course comprising of GAFCSC students and external participants from various institutions, including uniformed and emergency Services.  The course is aimed at senior and middle management personnel who will be involved with inter-departmental co-ordination during conflict and crisis management situations.  These participants include the following:

  1. Police
  2. Ministry of Interior
  3.  National Health Service
  4.  National Disaster Management Organisation
  5.  National Fire Service
  6.  Customs, Excise and Preventive Service
  7. Min of Local Government (Preferably Members of DCC)
  8.  Ghana Prisons Service

EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (EEZ) MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS COURSE

AIM OF THE COURSE

The aim of the course is to provide participants with background knowledge required by professional maritime practitioners and affiliates, as well as other important decision makers in EEZ management and operations with a view to enabling a better understanding of the issues involved.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 The EEZ package is expected to achieve the following:

  1. Create awareness among stakeholders about the enormity of the resource potential and the requirements for monitoring, control and surveillance of the EEZ.
  2.  Identify the capabilities required to manage the EEZ (including surveillance, response, and regulation of activities within the EEZ).
  3. Identify and define the roles and capabilities of the various stakeholders in the effective and efficient management of the EEZ.
  4. Enable all stakeholders to appreciate the magnitude of each other’s contribution towards the management of the resources within the country’s EEZ.
  5. Develop mechanisms to harness the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to support the training and financing of the operations involved in the management of the EEZ.
  6. Develop a comprehensive EEZ Management Organization for a more constructive management regime.

Course Participants
The course comprising of GAFCSC students and external participants from various institutions, including uniformed and emergency Services.  The course is aimed at senior and middle management personnel who will be involved with inter-departmental co-ordination during conflict and crisis management situations.  These participants include the following:

  1. Ministry Of Defence
  2. Ministry Of Interior
  3. National Security Secretariat
  4.  Ministry of Food and Agriculture(MOFA),Department Of Fisheries
  5. Ghana Police
  6. Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Division
  7. Immigration Service
  8. Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA)
  9. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  10. National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO)
  11. Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
  12. Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)
  13. Department Of Oceanography,(Legon)
  14. Ghana Maritime Authority
  15. Narcotics Control Board
  16. Ghana Shippers Authority
  17. Regional Maritime University
  18. Gulf Of Guinea Maritime Institute
  19. Tullow Oil Plc
  20. Kosmos Oil Plc

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