The Three Military Faculties in Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) Senior Division (Snr Div) made up of the Army, Navy and Air Force are given one week each to acquaint all students on the course, especially those of different services with their various activities and operations. The 2019 Faculty Weeks took place from 7th – 25th October 20179

Army Week

The Army Faculty started the Services’ Weeks with ‘Land Combat Power Week’ on 7 October 2019.  The program of activities included Lectures by Staff Officers from Army HQ, Map Exercises (MAPEX), Tactical Exercise without Troops (TEWT) in the Afienya – Asutsuare general area and a Field Demonstration at Bundase Training Camp. The aim of the Week was to analyze the roles, concepts of operation, major equipment and capabilities of the Ghana Army. The Week afforded the Navy and Air Force students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with basic understanding of the Land Component during Joint and or Combined Operations.

BRIG GEN NSIAH YEBOAH IN A GROUP PICTURE WITH COMMANDANT, STAFF AND STUDENTS OF COURSE 41

The highlight of the Week was the Chief of the Army Staff’s his Vision for the Ghana Army for the next decade. His Vision which include Future Force Design, State of Readiness, Command Philosophy, Training, Operations, Strategic Enablers and Logistics was delivered on his behalf by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command Brig Gen Nsiah Yeboah.

BRIG GEN NSIAH YEBOAH DELIVERING THE COAS VISION

Maritime Combat Power Week

The Maritime Combat Power Week followed immediately after the Army Week. It consisted of a series of lectures and presentations by Staff Officers from Navy HQ and Directing Staff from the Naval Faculty, syndicate room discussions and a sea trip in Sekondi.

COMMANDANT WELCOMING THE CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF TO THE COLLEGE

The maritime lectures outlined the roles and capabilities of a maritime force with emphasis on the Ghana Navy.  The Week allowed the non-naval students also appreciate the operational procedures and service ethos of the Ghana Navy for a better understanding of the methodology which supports maritime warfare. The programme of activities also included a Chart Exercise (CHARTEX) to enable Army and Airforce students appreciate and gain some practical knowledge in time and space constraints when maneuvering maritime forces.  The Chief of Naval Staff also used the Week to outline his vision for the Ghana Navy.

THE CNS, REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA DELIVERING HIS VISION
THE CNS IN A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH WITH COMMANDANT AND NAVAL FACULTY OF COURSE 41
STUDENTS AND STAFF ON GNS CHEMLE GETTING READY FOR THE SEA TRIP
STUDENTS AND STAFF DISEMBARKING FROM GNS BLIKA AFTER THE SEA EXPERIENCE
SOME STUDENTS DURING THE SEA TRIP
STAFF AND STUDENTS AT GHANA NAVY SUPPLY DEPOT IN TAKORADI

AIR COMBAT POWER WEEK

The Air Combat Power Week came off from Mon 21 to Thu 24 Oct 19. The objective of the Air Combat Power Week was to convey a fundamental understanding of air power to students especially to those of the Land and Maritime Faculties.

CHIEF OF AIR STAFF WITH THE COMMANDANT AND THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT

The activities of the Week included lectures and presentations by Directing Staff of the Air Faculty and resource persons from Air Force HQ. The high point of the Air Power Week was the Chief of Air Staff’s lecture, which outlined his vision for the Ghana Air Force.

AVM FRANK HANSEN DELIVERING HIS VISION

Students were taken through a 2-day air exercise code named Exercise AIR POWER. The exercise was led by a Land or Maritime students with the guidance of the Air Faculty student(s) and the support of Syndicate Directing Staff.

The Staff and Students of the College also visited the Air Force Base Accra. The visit exposed students to the organization and roles of a Ghana Air Force Base and a practical experience of the delivery of air power. The Students were given an air experience on the transport aircraft and a helicopter.

COMMANDANT STUDENTS AND STAFF IN A GROUP PICTURE WITH THE CAS
STAFF AND STUDENTS BEING ORIENTATED ON THE CASA AIRCRAFT
AERIAL VIEW OF PART OF ACCRA TAKEN BY A STUDENT DURING THE AIR EXPERIENCE

Land Combat Power Demonstration

The Faculty Weeks ended with a Land Combat Power Demonstration at Bundase Training Camp. The demonstration entailed the deployment of a Battle Group in the field, showcased a Command Post, the Combat Support Assets and Para Drop by personnel of Airborne Force. The Guest of Honour was the National Security Adviser who was accompanied by Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior.

THE GUEST OF HONOUR FOR THE LCPD 2019 BRIG GEN E OKYERE INSPECTING AN ALL-FEMALE COMBAT QUARTER GUARD
THE GUEST OF HONOUR, CDS AND GOC SOUTHERN COMMAND
STUDENTS OF CSE 41 BEING BRIEFED ON THE SCENARIO FOR THE LCPD 2019

STUDENTS IN AN UNDERGROUND BUNKER COMMAND POST
STUDENTS AT EQUIPMENT DISPLAY STANDS
DIGNITARIES AT SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT STANDS
DIGNITARIES IN THE UNDERGROUND COMMAND POST
COMMANDANT AND HONOURABLE COLLINS OWUSU AMANKWAH MOVING TOWARDS SMALL BUNDASE FOR THE DEMONSTRATION
PERSONNEL OF 66 ARTILLERY ORIENTATING STUDENTS ON SOME OF THEIR GUNS
STUDENTS TRYING THEIR HANDS ON SOME OF THE GUNS
64 INFANTRY REGIMENT TROOPS IN STATIC DISPLAY