Official List of Courses Offered at GAFCSCMIL

By | June 1, 2022

If you seek to know about the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL) 2022/2023 Courses, Faculties, and programmes. You are at the right place because we have gathered the official list of courses and departments that are available at Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL).


The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL) advises applicants before applying for any program of the institution to read all the information concerning the course of study such as duration, requirements, fees, etc.

This is to inform all prospective students who wish to apply to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL), about the list of courses available. The list below shows the available courses at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL) 2022/2023.

You can check out the Official List of Courses Offered at Kumasi Technical University

List of All Courses Offered At the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL)

Here is the list of courses offered at Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSCMIL):



The aim of the foundation phase is To begin the habit of developing a mind of understanding on a 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 SERVICEThe 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 Force

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


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


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


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



  1. The Junior Staff Course is a 16-week course, which is broken into 2 Terms of 8 weeks each duration.


  1. The Junior Division of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, as a regional centre of excellence, aims at enhancing the leadership, analytical and communication skills of junior level officers to perform command and staff functions, through research and active development of a broad understanding and knowledge of single, joint and combined operations as well as the management of lower aspects of defence, economic and geopolitical issues.
  2. The course objectives of the Junior Division are as follows:
  • To understand the techniques used in staff work.
  • To understand the structure, roles and functions of the Ghana Armed Forces, and the organisation of some units.
  • To understand the rudiments of sub-unit level training, and be familiar with unit and formation level training.
  • To be familiar with some major aspects of domestic and international affairs and how these influence security, socio-economic and political stability.
  • To understand the relationship and application of command, leadership and management.
  • To understand the fundamental logistics process and its application during peace and war.
  • To develop the physical, social and spiritual qualities of junior officers.


  1. The fields of study for the course are as follows:
  2. Term 1.           Grounding and foundation work.
  3. Term 2.           Harnessing and consolidation of knowledge gained in Term


  1. Terms 1 and 2 involve other areas of studies, which will be specified in the guides.
  2. As part of the Environmental Studies Package students would have the opportunity to undertake a 3-5 day study tour of some selected districts in one particular region.   Students would be expected to make 45 mins presentations of their findings and submit written reports.


  1. The following methods of instructions will be used during the course.   Further details can be found in the Students’ Handbook.
  • Lecturers/Presentations – To the whole course.
  • Seminars– To the whole course, where guest speakers form the panel.   Students make contributions and ask questions.
  • Syndicate Room Discussions (SRD) – Led by DS.   All Students will be expected to participate equally.   Sometimes, a student may be asked to lead or open the discussion on a particular question.
  • Map Exercises (MAPEXs) held indoors and films.


  1. Professional ethics is of paramount importance to the College.   Work presented by students should be their own original work.  To do otherwise results in unfair advantage and is inconsistent with professional ethics and integrity.   Students found guilty of plagiarism in any form, will be subject to the full penalties for it. This could lead to your withdrawal from the course and further disciplinary action by Service/Organization Headquarters.


  1. To graduate from the College with the ‘jsc’ symbol, a student must meet the established standards set by the College.   These could be found in the College Standing Orders.   Students are advised to read this thoroughly.


  1. Feedback is important for all training and educational courses.  In the Junior Division, the Service Writing Form (SWF) ‘Q’ is used to get to know students’ reactions to each subject.   It also serves as a conduit for soliciting ideas for the general improvement of the various aspects of the package for each term.  You are encouraged to take an active part in this effort.


  1. Physical fitness is one of the important aspects of the course.  Two Battle Fitness Tests are conducted during the course: one in each term.   All students are required to pass these tests.   Physical training is programmed for Tuesday mornings while games are conducted on Thursday afternoons.


  1. To strengthen the integrative capacity of the security services in an era of internal security demands.
  2. To practice students in the problems of establishing Joint Headquarters, and the restoration and maintenance of law and order in an internal security and counterinsurgency environment.
  3. To practice students in the staff work and procedures related to resolving internal security and counterinsurgency.
  4. To practice students in strategy, tactics, roles, and responsibilities of the security services in an internal security and counter-insurgency situation.


  • The Ghana Police Service
  • The Ghana Prisons Service
  • The Ghana Fire Service
  • The Ghana Immigration Service
  • The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority
  • The Bureau of National Investigations
  • The Narcotics Control Board


  • MKDS
  • Conflict and Crisis Management Course
  • Defence Management Course
  • Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Management and Operations Course
  • Integrated Peace Support Operations Course (IPSO)

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